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 21

Committee of Interns and Residents/SEIU members at Elmhurst Hospital will hold a rally demanding patient and healthcare worker equity on Tuesday February 21, 2023 from 5 pm - 6 pm.

Feb 10, 2023 | News Story

President Biden gave his annual State of the Union address Tuesday night. AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler weighed in:

Feb 10, 2023 | News Story

Labor and Civil rights leaders gathered Thursday night for the NYC CLC's annual Labor and Civil Rights event, a panel in which they engaged in a vibrant discussion of the role of the Labor Movement in the fight for racial, social, and economic justice.

Feb 3, 2023 | News Story

President Biden was in NYC on Tuesday announcing a $292 million Mega grant to help complete an early phase of the Hudson Tunnel project, part of the Gateway Program.

Jan 25, 2023 | News Story

Wednesday, January 25, 5PM to 8PM: Please join us for the launch of Cornell ILR’s new Climate Jobs Institute! New York and the nation’s transition to a climate-friendly, decarbonized economy is historic and monumental.

Jan 20, 2023 | News Story

To commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, hundreds of NYSNA nurses from New York City Health+Hospitals (NYC H+H)/Mayorals held a speak-out and march on NYC H+H corporate headquarters with the message: We are nurses and we demand health equity.

Jan 13, 2023 | News Story

New York City nurses' strike for safe staffing ended yesterday morning in historic victory as tentative deals were reached with both Montefiore Bronx and Mount Sinai Hospital. Nurses won concrete enforceable safe staffing ratios in both deals and went back to the job immediately.

Jan 12, 2023 | News Story

NYSNA: After 3 days on strike for safe staffing, nurses at both hospitals to return to work on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023.

Jan 6, 2023 | News Story

This week, NYSNA announced that nurses at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Maimonides Medical Center and Richmond University Medical Center have reached tentative agreements that include improvements in safe staffing and wages. Now nurses will vote on whether to ratify their new contracts.

Jan 6, 2023 | News Story

The MTA unfairly wants to reduce subway service on Mondays and Fridays because its wealthier suburban commuters are not coming into their Manhattan offices on those days. This will create longer waits and more crowding for millions of regular New Yorkers.