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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Jul 3, 2013 | News Story

On Tuesday, July 2, members of the Central Labor Council, Teamsters Local 237, workers, elected officials and supporters gathered in City Hall Park for a rally to save jobs, services and programs at

Oct 1, 2013 | News Story

 

Jul 1, 2013 | Press Release

Proposed Contract Would Hurt New Hires Through Tiered Compensation System

Jul 2

Join our brothers and sisters from Teamsters Local 237 representing NYC Housing Authority workers as they rally on July 2nd, to defend good jobs, programs and services from devastating sequestration cuts.

Jun 25, 2013 | News Story

After nearly six weeks on strike, members of the Legal Services Staff Association, NOLSW/UAW Local 2320 (LSSA) Monday approved a contract that allows the employees of Legal Services NYC (LSNYC) to return to work representing New York City’s low-income communities.
 

Jun 24, 2013 | News Story

The New York City Council has created a unique partnership linking labor unions, community groups and a network of respected workforce providers to mobilize efforts that will benefit job seekers, the under employed and the unemployed New Yorkers.

Jun 19

The Brooklyn healthcare crisis cannot be used as an excuse to allow Wall Street to take over our hospitals. Right now, New York State does not allow for-profit corporations to run hospitals.

Jun 15

Nurses and healthcare workers care about the Bed-Stuy community and all of Central Brooklyn, and are proud of our hospital. But years of financial mismanagement have left Interfaith Medical Center (IMC) in a state of crisis.

Jun 20

Just six months after Superstorm Sandy, Verizon is turning its back on lower
Manhattan by moving 1,100 workers out of 140 West Street.

Jun 13, 2013 | News Story

On Tuesday, June 12, thousands of City workers rallied at City Hall Park to demand fair contracts.