News From: Safety

latest headlines

by Brian Young | on Oct 10, 2018

Massachusetts Shuts Down Scab Gasworkers

Gas workers at National Grid in Boston have been locked out of work since July. In that time, the residents that are serviced by National Grid have put their lives in danger as the scab workers fail...

by Guest Post | on Oct 08, 2018

The Deadly Effects of Right to Work

It’s well documented that right-to-work laws lower pay and benefits. What they also do, according to a new study, is increase the chance of dying on the job.

by Guest Post | on Sep 21, 2018

NLRB Moves to Undo Joint Employer Standard

The Republican-dominated National Labor Relations Board took a big step backward on Sept. 13 when it announced it was proposing a new rule on its joint employer standard, a decision that could...

by Guest Post | on Sep 10, 2018

If You Work in a Dangerous Job, You Should Fear Kavanaugh

When a vibrant 40-year-old animal trainer was killed by a whale at SeaWorld in 2010, the government’s safety agency, an administrative law judge, and a panel of appellate judges all agreed that...

by Kris LaGrange | on Aug 07, 2018

Trump Changes Law to Allow Use of Russian Asbestos

Every year tens of thousands of American’s die from asbestos related diseases. The asbestos was used in building materials for decades before it was banned in most countries for causing...

by Brian Young | on Jul 30, 2018

Trump Permitting Workplace Accident Coverups

Late Friday, Trump continued his war against regulations at the Labor Department and OSHA. This time, he made it easier for big companies to hide accidents and injuries that happen on the job.

by Guest Post | on Jun 29, 2018

Beating the Heat While on the Job

It's that time of year again. The days get longer. The sun rides higher in the sky. And heat-related illnesses start claiming lives and sending working people to hospitals at alarming rates....

by Press and Media | on Jun 20, 2018

Body Cams for Safety

After one of their members was assaulted on the Q train, TWU Local 100 is calling on the MTA to provide body cameras to keep their members safe. Read more from AMNY.

by Guest Post | on Jun 18, 2018

Teamsters Demand Safe Schools in the City of Brotherly Love

Public school and elected officials joined with Teamster school administrators today to address the growing scourge of schoolhouse violence in Philadelphia, most recently in an assault on a...

by Press and Media | on Jun 06, 2018

Gun Control: A Step in the Right Direction

As gun violence in schools continues to kill dozens of students and teachers, New York is taking action. Find out more from Newsday.

Pages