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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May 1

"May Day is about all workers,” said Vincent Alvarez, president of the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO.

Apr 24

Join members of APWU to rally & march to stop Staples!

Please download the attached flyer for more details.

Apr 11, 2014 | News Story

Today, 32BJ SEIU officials announced that a tentative four-year agreement has been reached on a new contract for roughly 30,000 doormen, porters, building supers and other Residential workers.

Apr 18

New York International Auto Show

Javits Convention Center – West 34th Street & 11th Ave., New York City

April 18 through April 27, 2014

Apr 17

Support Striking Workers at Crown Holdings in Canada

Apr 4, 2014 | News Story

Today, Friday, April 4 roughly 100 airport workers and 32BJ members gathered at JFK Airport to celebrate the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a nine mile march to LaGuardia Airport.  

Apr 4, 2014 | News Story

On Wednesday, April 2, thousands of 32BJ SEIU members and supporters gathered at 79th Street and 5th Avenue to take a stand for Residential workers.  The eastbound march ended on Park Avenue, where union members and officials took the stage t

Mar 21, 2014 | News Story

This week, the State Senate failed to pass the New York State DREAM Act.  The legislation would allow undocumented students to apply for the State’s Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), as well as various in-state lo

Mar 21, 2014 | News Story

On Thursday, Mayor de Blasio signed the expanded Paid Sick Leave bill into law.  This measure would require compa

Mar 21, 2014 | News Story

A residential contract between SEIU 32BJ and the Realty Advisory Board (RAB) is due to expire on April 20, 2014.  This contract covers 30,000 32BJ members working in over 3,000 different buildings in New York City.  32BJ has been at the bargaining table fighting for fair wages and the protection