Jobs and Economy
Years after the official end of the recent recession, America is still in a jobs crisis. Although job growth is slowly picking up steam--with steady private sector job creation--we still have a long way to go. Job losses came on top of decades of inadequate job growth, wage stagnation and growing inequality. The U.S. economy is increasingly imbalanced, with the top 1 percent holding more than 40 percent of the nation’s wealth.
The AFL-CIO is ready to work with anyone—business, government, investors—who wants to create good jobs and help restore America's middle class and challenge policies that stand in the way of giving America the chance to go back to work. The union movement is partnering with such organizations as the Clinton Global Initiative to find innovative ways to create good jobs that support workers and their families.
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This Wednesday and Thursday, graduate student employees at The New School took a unionization vote. The eligible workforce is made up of teaching assistants, teaching fellows, and research assistants.
On Wednesday, the New York State AFL-CIO facilitated a training for union members, officers, and staff on Labor’s opposition to a Constitutional Convention.
This week, members of RWDSU who work at the Main Street Car Wash in Queens rallied outside their workplace to protest management’s refusal to bargain in good faith.
This week, Spectrum/Time Warner workers, members of IBEW Local 3, remain on strike.
This week, the NYC CLC partnered with the National AFL-CIO to present a 'Know Your Rights' Workshop to trade unionists.
Every twenty years, New York State is required to give voters the option, via a ballot question, of opening up the State’s constitution in a convention.
As of Tuesday morning, 1,800 Local #3 IBEW members at Charter/Spectrum Communications are out on strike.
On Wednesday, Writers Guild of America, East, announced that content creators at Thrillist had voted to join the union. After weeks of refusing to recognize the staff’s union, management agreed to collectively bargain following a 24-hour online vote.
NYC CLC Executive Board member Julie Kushner is the director of UAW Region 9A.
Julie Kushner has been a union activist and leader for more than 30 years.