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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Sep 15, 2023 | News Story

At 11:59 last night, contracts for 150,000 UAW autoworkers at Ford, General Motors, and Stellantis expired.

Sep 1, 2023 | News Story

As this "summer of strikes" gives way to autumn, we’re all by now familiar with the existential fight that our City’s striking writers and actors are facing.

Sep 1, 2023 | News Story

Last Friday, the National Labor Relations Board

Aug 11, 2023 | News Story

In an OpEd published in a recent issue of amNY, NYC and NYS Building Trades President Gary LaBarbera writes that for more than 200 years, prevailing wage rules have helped ensure all hard-working New Yorkers, no matter their race or background, get paid what they deserve, playing a critical role

Aug 4, 2023 | News Story

NYSNA nurses have won a new contract with NYC Health+Hospitals (H+H)/ mayoral agencies and the City of New York.

Jul 28, 2023 | News Story

With only days to go before a potential strike of more than 340,0000 UPS Teamsters nationwide, the union announced Tuesday that they have reached a tentative agreement with the company.

Jul 28, 2023 | News Story

With a vote of 43-8, employees at Brooklyn’s popular Vital Climbing Gym this week won their union election to become members of Climbers United.

Jul 21, 2023 | News Story

The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) is proud to announce the ratification of the Bus & Truck Touring Agreement with an overwhelming 86% of votes cast in favor.

Jul 21, 2023 | News Story

As thousands of UPS Teamsters practice picket, rally, and mobilize around the country, UPS bowed this week to the overwhelming show of Teamster unity and reached out to the union to resume negotiations.