News From: Safety

by Guest Post | on Apr 24, 2019

Trump's OSHA Cuts Put Workers at Risk

This post was written by the IBEW Media Department As the number of OSHA inspectors shrinks, enforcement action to safeguard workers is on the decline — at the same time that investigations...

by Press and Media | on Apr 10, 2019

NYC Nurses Reach Deal to Prevent Strike

Nurses in New York City have reached an agreement to avoid a strike at three of the biggest hospitals in New York. Below is more about it from AMNY and some information that was put out by the union...

by Gary Bonker | on Mar 18, 2019

Be Fit for Duty When You Arrive at Work

When you come into work, you are declaring that you are "fit for duty."  Whether you are coming in for your regular work day or you accept a call out.  Many of us are subject...

by Brian Young | on Mar 12, 2019

Southwest Mechanics Union Force Action

Just days after Southwest Airlines filed a lawsuit against their mechanic's union for taking planes out of service for safety issues, the airline is coming under new pressure from consumers and...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 27, 2019

Making the Red Flag Gun Bill a National Law

On Wednesday, House Democrats passed one the most significant pieces of gun legislation in years. The vote, which will be a part of a series of gun control bills that are voted on this week, would...

by Guest Post | on Feb 20, 2019

Trump Repeals OSHA Safety Standards

This post was written by the IBEW. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has gutted an Obama-era rule that required employers to report on-the-job injuries and illnesses. The Trump...

by Brian Young | on Feb 06, 2019

Construction Deaths in New York City Fall

Construction remains as one of the deadliest professions in New York, especially if you work on a non-union job site. That is the findings of a new report that was released by New York Committee for...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jan 30, 2019

Understanding the Red Flag Bill

Following the Sandy Hook shooting, lawmakers in New York stepped up to pass some of the toughest gun laws in the country. The law, known as the SAFE Act, was common sense gun legislation that has...

by Press and Media | on Jan 23, 2019

Gun Sales Have Nothing to do with POTUS

Following years of mass shootings, reports indicate that sales of firearms have fallen over the last two years. Read more from the AP below.

by Guest Post | on Jan 15, 2019

Ironing Out Sexual Harrassment

ENR named Iron Workers (IW) general organizer for safety and diversity Vicki O'Leary a 2018 top 25 newsmaker. The honor is in recognition of her groundbreaking work through the organization's...