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 21

The workers at the CUNY-Research Foundation (CUNY RF) have been without a contract since December 31, 2012.  Management is seeking deep concessions on new hires and health benefits.  PSC is holding a rally outside of the CUNY RF Board of Directors Meeting at the CUNY RF Central Office, 230 West 4

May 14

Demonstration to Stop New TLC Rules
Stop TLC Vote On New Rules to Let Garages & Brokers Steal Our Raise!

Tuesday, May 14th
2:00pm
Outside TLC Headquarters
33 Beaver Street

Take 4/5/6 to Bowling Green

 

May 10

Click below for the schedule and for more information.

May 1

Join in support of public sector, private sector, building & construction trades and immigrant workers in their fight for the right to join a union.  Assemble in Union Square Park, march to City Hall for a 6:00pm rally.  Click below for flyers in both English and Spanish.
 

Apr 26, 2013 | News Story

The New York City Central Labor Council has launched a new website.  Please take a look around and get acquainted and feel free to drop us an email to tell us what you think!  For information on our affiliate organizations, please click here

Apr 25, 2012 | Press Release

We are disappointed with the Mayor’s veto of the Good Jobs Act, which would have made a real difference in the lives of many hardworking families.

Apr 1, 2012 | Press Release

“The Executive Order was done without public discussion and behind closed doors. No effort was made to communicate with the workers, they deserve better than that, and that’s why we back their legal challenge,” said NYC Central Labor Council President Vincent Alvarez.
 

Jul 6, 2012 | Press Release

Read newspaper coverage of Labor's prevailing wage win quoting Vinny Alvarez.

NY POST: Mike loses labor fight in court 

By DAVID SEIFMAN and DAREH GREGORIAN