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After deadly week, NYC worker advocates demand better safety training

A coalition of New York City labor organizations is holding a protest today about safety training inadequacies in the city, particularly for immigrant workers. The protest comes on the heels of a particularly deadly week in the city’s construction industry, which saw three immigrant workers killed in incidents at three different worksites.

New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH); La Colmena; National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON); New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE) and Workers Justice Project (WJP) say a training law that’s currently in place is poorly implemented, resulting in a lack of access to training.

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