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 week, the National AFL-CIO announced the start of a new comprehensive campaign to help protect union jobs.
Continuing our celebration of Womens’ History Month, we are proud to honor the work of Cecilia “Cece” Borcherding, Executive Board Member of the Utility Workers Union of America, Local 1-2. Cece is the product of a hard-working union household.
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March is Women's History Month, and we would like to honor women in union leadership.
Workers at the Sims Municipal Recycling plant in Brooklyn have vote to join Teamsters Local 210.
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A fair to expose High School students to the world of college and careers.
Presentations on an array of postsecondary opportunities and the benefits of work in organized labor, including apprenticeship programs.