News From: Safety

by Leo Yanez | on Oct 30, 2012

Restoration & Safety is Number One

Message from Business Manager Leo Yanez: As Sandy leaves a path of destruction moving west, we are left to put the pieces back together. There is a lot of work ahead of us and Safety should be our...

by Don Daley | on Oct 29, 2012

Hurricane Sandy: The Finest & Hardest Working Utility Workers in the Industry

Important Message from Business Manager Don Daley: As you are aware by now, Long Island is in the midst of what potentially could be one the most damaging weather events in recent history. Make no...

by Kris LaGrange | on Oct 19, 2012

Your Labor Rights...we have an app for that!

The Department of Labor is challenging developers, students and anyone else with a little tech savvy and creativity to enter the Workplace Safety and Health Challenge. Contestants are being asked to...

by Kris LaGrange | on Aug 03, 2012

Airport Screeners get their first contract

After a nearly 10-year battle, AFGE and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) have reached their first-ever labor contract that covers 45,000 workers. The agreement that was reached at 3 a...

by Leo Yanez | on May 15, 2012

May is Electrical Safety Month

May is Electrical Safety Month, where we remind ourselves and our neighbors of the dangers of working with and around electricity. It may seem like common sense to us to never drive over downed...

by Mia Jorgenson | on Mar 30, 2012

We all have a right to a safe workplace

In our fight for your best interests this month CWA has successfully won against the deregulation of VoIP and we expect to see conference and other funding out of the professional development fund by...

by Leo Yanez | on Mar 08, 2012

Make safety a tool this Spring

Brothers and Sisters, as March progresses we keep our eyes on the politics of our Nation, the stock market, the rising gas prices, the weather and all the little things that make our life a blur. We...

by Leo Yanez | on Feb 17, 2012

Honoring the Leaders this February

The month of February is a fantastic month. Not because Spring is just around the corner or because it is the shortest month of the year - but because we remember and honor our past presidents and...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 12, 2012

NYC Masonry Contractor Cited After Worker Falls 80 Feet

The US DOL recently reported that Manhattan, N.Y.-based Navillus Contracting Tile Inc. has been cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for alleged violations of safety standards...

by Leo Yanez | on Jan 26, 2012

Make Safety a Daily Habit

By now all of you probably know of the fatal accident that took the life of one of our brothers. He was not a member of Local 83, or even from New York for that matter, but he was a brother lineman...

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