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COMMUNITY, LABOR, AND CONSUMER ORGANIZATIONS APPLAUD GOVERNOR CUOMO REIGNING IN PAYROLL CARD ABUSE

September 8, 2016 COMMUNITY, LABOR, AND CONSUMER ORGANIZATIONS APPLAUD GOVERNOR CUOMO REIGNING IN PAYROLL CARD ABUSE The Western New York Worker Center (WNYCOSH), Western New York Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO, and the Western New York Law Center commend the NYS Department of Labor and Governor Cuomo for advancing workers’ rights in New York, by adopting […]

Workers Memorial Day continues May 10th

Workers Memorial Day is for mourning those who were sacrificed because of greed and for fighting against the complex machine stripping workers of their rights to a safe workplace, a just workplace, and dignity on the job. It doesn’t matter if you’re pushing a broom or pulling a lever to a 10-ton crane – everyone […]

Safety and Health Committee: New Silica Standards

BUFFALO AFL-CIO/WNYCOSH Safety & Health Committee Meeting April 12, 2016 (Tuesday) 5:30 – 6:30 pm Teamsters Local #264 Hall, 35 Tyrol Dr., Cheektowaga, NY OSHA ISSUES STRICTER RULES ON SILICA DUST Presenter: Nellie Brown, MS, CIH, Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine Last week OSHA issued a final rule, after many years, to protect workers from exposure to silica dust.  The hazards […]

Fatal Falls: The Downside of the Construction Boom

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 26, 2016 Contact: Danielle Filson, 646-335-0443 WNYCOSH Releases Report Citing Serious Construction Industry Violations, Too Few OSHA Inspections & Inadequate Enforcement. The Report can be accessed here. Scaffold Safety Law Must Be Maintained, OSHA Needs More Funding and Stronger Fines to Ensure Workplace Safety Buffalo, NY – A diverse group of […]

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