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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Apr 13, 2018 | News Story

Last night, the New York City Labor Movement came together to honor several leaders whom have had great impact on the lives of working people.

Apr 6, 2018 | News Story

This week, ten thousand members of New York City Building Trades unions took over 7th Avenue to call out greedy developers and their efforts to undermine unionized construction in New York City.

Apr 17, 2018 | Press Release

New York, NY – Vincent Alvarez, President of the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, released the following statement regarding today’s Transport Workers Union JetBlue unionization election victory:

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Mar 16, 2018 | News Story

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Mar 16, 2018 | News Story

Wednesday, members of several construction trades unions marched and rallied outside of two worksites run by Boston-based contractor Gilbane.

All across the City workers are standing up against the open shop model citing safety concerns amid a rash of construction worker deaths.

Mar 16, 2018 | News Story

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Mar 16, 2018 | News Story

The NYC CLC stood with the GWC-UAW Local 2110 Graduate Workers of Columbia to deliver a letter to the Dean of Columbia University demanding they are given the respect that they have earned through the democratic process.