The tragic deaths and severe injuries of multiple construction workers last week, on sites with safety violations, underscore the urgency for New York City to enact legislation that protects workers.
As city council considers Intro 1447-C, NICE calls on them to ensure that immigrant workers are able to obtain adequate safety training and to develop stricter enforcement for safety protocols at constructions sites.
The health, well-being and very lives of our members, our families, our neighbors are currently at stake. Immigrant construction workers are disproportionately put at risk by irresponsible employers and this must stop.
Please join NICE tomorrow Wednesday September 27, 11am at the Broadway Entrance of City Hall Park to ensure the passage of 1447-C and demand further protections for all immigrant construction workers, who disproportionately are targeted and continuously placed at risk by irresponsible employers. (Link to event page)