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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May 27, 2022 | News Story

Several dozen Chipotle workers from across New York City rallied with elected officials and other supporters including the CLC in Midtown on Thursday after striking this week for a $20 minimum wage and better scheduling practices at the national fast food chain.

May 27, 2022 | News Story

This week, Climate Jobs NY was featured in a Popular Science article that demonstrates the opportunities expected in waters of the NY Bight for offshore wind development.

May 20, 2022 | News Story

Actors’ Equity Association has reached an agreement with The Broadway League that releases its members who worked on several Broadway productions from non-disclosure agreements they signed that prohibited them from speaking about workplace abuses from producer Scott Rudin.

May 13, 2022 | News Story

For theatre workers, the stage a is job site, and they are entitled to the same protections from the viewing public as workers interacting with any sort of client; inappropriate audience behavior can be a form of workplace harassment.

May 13, 2022 | News Story

“The Carbon Free and Healthy Schools plan would be transformational: it would institute energy audits and retrofits of each school, repair and replace HVAC systems, invest in climate resiliency upgrades, and electrify our fleet of school buses," write NYC Councilmembers Carmen De La Rosa and Rita

May 13, 2022 | News Story

Coalition of Immokalee Workers farmworkers were joined in Midtown by NYC elected officials, national shareholder advocates and area supporters for a major rally and street theater performance outside the offices of Trian Partners (280 Park Avenue), Wendy’s largest institutional shareholder.

May 13, 2022 | News Story

Across the country, we are seeing a great resurgence in worker organizing. Workers are striking in record numbers and winning uphill battles against corporate giants.

May 6, 2022 | News Story

North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) and Ørsted, the U.S. leader in offshore wind energy, announced a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) to construct the company’s U.S. offshore wind farms with an American union workforce.

May 1

It's been two years since the pandemic started. The pandemic disproportionately impacted Black and brown communities, many were pushed to the frontlines as essential workers to provide for their families and our communities.

Apr 29, 2022 | News Story

New York City workers, labor leaders, elected officials, clergy and community members gathered yesterday at City Hall Park to mark Workers’ Memorial Day, honoring dozens of workers who have died or suffered illness or injuries while on the job in our City over the past year.