Tag: Worker deaths

Union And Nonunion Workers Team Up Against Ongoing Exploitation In The Construction Industry
Building Trades, Features, headline, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

Union And Nonunion Workers Team Up Against Ongoing Exploitation In The Construction Industry

New York, NY – Trade unionists and their counterparts in the nonunion building sector teamed up this week, to demand an end to the ongoing exploitation of vulnerable workers throughout the construction industry — but the de Blasio administration insists that it has already begun enforcing a “new generation of labor standards” aimed at cleaning…

Extended Deadline For Enhanced Construction Safety Training Called ‘Unfortunate’, But Necessary
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Extended Deadline For Enhanced Construction Safety Training Called ‘Unfortunate’, But Necessary

New York, NY – In the fall of 2017, just before the City Council passed a new construction safety bill requiring additional hours of safety training, then Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito said the legislative body was not going to sit around and watch workers die. But the deaths have continued, nonetheless. On May 18, a construction…