Experts and organizers discuss local and national analysis and how our movement can respond.
Maria C. Figueroa, Director of Labor and Policy Research at the Worker Institute, Cornell University
Jordan Barab , former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA
Marcy Gelb, Co-Executive Director, National COSH
Catherine Barnett, Director of Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York
Eric Frumin, Health and Safety Coordinator, Change to Win
Sponsored by the Worker Institute at Cornell, the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH), and The Murphy Institute.
- Panel Discussion
2017 SAFETY & HEALTH SERIES
Bathroom Rights: Equitable Access and Health Risks in the Workplace
10am – 1pm
While employers are required to provide bathrooms for workers, issues with access to bathrooms are commonplace. This is especially true for workers who work at mobile or transient workplaces, such as transit workers and construction workers (especially women). Many worker populations face diverse challenges with access to a bathroom, notably: injured and disabled workers; transgender and gender non-conforming people; and older workers at stationary work settings. Beyond this issue as a worker’s right, there are health concerns. This forum will explore the issue of access to the bathroom and the health risks associated with “holding it in.”
Ismail Nabeel, MD, MPH Dept of Environmental Medicine and Health, Mt. Sinai
Robin Gillespie, Consultant, Amalgamated Transit Union
Erin Sullivan, IBEW Local 3 Shop Steward, IBEW 3rd District Women’s Committee
Sponsored by the New York City Central Labor Council (NYC CLC) and the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH).
Please register by Monday, May 8 via http://bit.ly/2pr1kgE
For more information, contact Dwan Williams at 212-227-6440 x10.
Mourn for the Dead and Fight for the Living
Workers Memorial Day of Action
Join NYCOSH, the NYC Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, Build Up NYC, Local 2507, and labor partners for a Day of Action as we remember those we have lost, and recommit to fighting for better safety training and working conditions.
7:00 am at Queens Plaza North & 29th Street near the intersection of Queens Blvd & Northern Blvd – Construction and building service workers will gather to commemorate those we have lost and work to create safer working conditions across industries.
11:30 am at DC 37, AFSCME on the corner of Murray St and West St- Workers will gather to highlight issues faced by our first responders and front line MTA workers. The event will include a reading of the names of all workers who have died at work over the last year, special dedication to EMT Yadira Arroyo, who was killed on the job on March 16th.