Job Safety

Following passage of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, safety and health conditions in our nation's workplaces have improved. Workers' lives have been saved and injury and illness rates have dropped in many industry sectors of the economy. However, too many employers continue to cut corners and violate the law, putting workers in serious danger and costing lives. Many hazards remain unregulated. The job safety law needs to be updated to provide protection for all workers who lack coverage and to strengthen enforcement and workers’ rights. It's our job to continue this fight for safe jobs.

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Feb 11, 2022 | News Story

The New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) this week released its annual construction fatality report, “Deadly Skyline: An Annual Report on Construction Fatalities in New York State.” The report, which analyzed newly available data from 2020, found that the construction in

Feb 11, 2022 | News Story

Today, Climate Jobs New York (CJNY), in partnership with Cornell University, released “A CLIMATE FOR CHANGE, A CLIMATE JOBS ROADMAP FOR NEW YORK CITY,” a report representing labor’s climate jobs agenda for New York City.

Feb 4, 2022 | News Story

On Tuesday, drivers and and delivery workers from across the city kicked off the Justice for App Drivers Campaign with a rally in Foley Square in Manhattan.

Feb 4, 2022 | News Story

Teamsters Local 553 members, mostly immigrant workers, at an oil terminal in Brooklyn owned by billionaire John Catsimatidis have been on strike against Catsimatidis’ oil company, United Metro Energy Corporation, for almost 10 months.

Feb 4, 2022 | News Story

Transport Workers Union of America President John Samuelsen testified in front of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transit this week as part the hearing, “The Road Ahead for Automated Vehicles."

Jan 28, 2022 | News Story

Los Deliveristas Unidos (“LDU”) is a campaign by the Workers Justice Project, a collective of app-based delivery workers fighting justice and better working conditions.

Jan 28, 2022 | News Story

Employees at REI's flagship store in Soho filed for a union election last Friday, making the outdoor equipment and apparel retailer the latest prominent service-industry employer whose workers have sought to unionize.

Jan 28, 2022 | News Story

Nail salon workers and their allies in the New York Healthy Nail Salons Coalition this week joined New York State Senator Jessica Ramos and Assemblymember Harry Bronson in introducing the

Jan 28, 2022 | News Story

This week, the Independent Drivers Guild (a Machinists Union affiliate that represents over 80,000 For-Hire Vehicle drivers in New York City) and The Black Car Fund joined forces to distribute COVID-19 home test kits to drivers at LaGuardia and JFK Airports.

Jan 21, 2022 | News Story

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