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.
More about this issue:
Hundreds of union construction workers from across New York took to the State Capitol in Albany this week to demand that elected officials pass a public works bill which would also designate all work at Hudson Yards as prevailing wage.
Fatal work injuries totaled 87 in 2017 for New York City, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported yesterday, with the number of work-related fatalities in New York City rising by 31 from 2016.
The city’s Housing Authority and Teamsters Local 237 have struck a deal on a new contract that will for the first time allow employees to do weekend maintenance work at NYCHA housing.
After an almost two-year fight for a fair contract, employees at Law360, a LexisNexis-owned legal news site, successfully secured a first-ever tentative agreement covering 170 workers.
The NYC Central Labor Council hosts Political Directors meetings every month.
After three contract extensions, months of bargaining and over two years of uncertainty and fight-back, 1199SEIU workers employed by NYU Langone have reached a new contract with their employer.
Spectrum customers—along with the NY Attorney General’s office—have a long list of gripes with Spectrum Cable.
After a two year worker-led campaign by the Independent Drivers Guild, New York City officials voted Tuesday morning to set the nation’s first minimum pay rate for app-based drivers.
In February, Parking Production Assistants voted unanimously to join the Communications Workers of America Local 1101. Since then, CWA and the bargaining committee have been fighting at the bargaining table for a contract.
Josefina Luciano took a hoof to her mouth while working at a Darigold member dairy. The kick broke her jaw, knocked out eleven teeth and left her unconscious. Her desperate co-workers called 911, but didn't know the address of the dairy. Josefina said she almost drowned in her own blood.