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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Jul 9, 2021 | News Story

There’s still time to enroll for the Fall 2021 semester at SLU. If you have participated in some of SLU’s public programs, you have already been introduced to some of the School’s renowned faculty.

Jul 9, 2021 | News Story

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Jul 2, 2021 | News Story

On Tuesday, United States Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm came to New York City to discuss ways to build a clean energy economy and create good-paying, union jobs. As part of the visit, she sat down at a roundtable with union leaders and workers organized by Climate Jobs NY.

Jun 25, 2021 | News Story

n recent weeks, hundreds of members and allies of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, the union representing the Metropolitan Opera’s stagehands and skilled craftspeople, gathered in person in front of Lincoln Center to protest the opera company locking out its workers.

Jun 25, 2021 | News Story

In a giant step forward for all New York patients, nursing home residents, nurses and healthcare workers, legal mandates are now in place to set and enforce staffing standards at every hospital and nursing home in New York, regardless of whether the facility is public or private, not-for-profit o

Jun 25, 2021 | News Story

More than a thousand coal miners at Warrior Met Coal are now in the third month of their strike in the right-to-work state of Alabama.

Jun 24, 2021 | Press Release

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May 28, 2021 | News Story

On Wednesday, members of Laborers Local 79 gathered with supporters and elected officials for a rally at 28th Street and 11th Avenue to fight back against body shops, which prey on people returning home from incarceration and leverage workers' parole mandates of maintaining employment as a condit

May 21, 2021 | News Story

On Saturday, Laborers Local 79, NY Communities for Change, labor and community allies marched for safe and responsible development.