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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Oct 4, 2013 | News Story

This week, the stagehands of IATSE Local One took to the streets to protest the union-busting tactics of the Carnegie Hall Corporation.  A deal between the union and Carnegie Hall Corporation was reached this afternoon.

Oct 4, 2013 | News Story

This week, members of United Here have been picketing outside of 55 Water Street, protesting the Post-Sandy layoffs of more than 50 workers. 

Oct 2, 2013 | News Story

On Tuesday, Labor and community coalition “Transform Don’t Trash NYC” gathered at City Hall to unveil a new report, highlighting the need to reform waste collection throughout the City’s five boroughs.

Oct 5

On October 5th, in more than 100 cities across the country, folks who are tired of Congress’s obstructions and delays are coming together to demand action on immigration reform.

Oct 8

Join CUNY Research Foundation Central Office Staff for a contract rally, where the group will demand to be respected as a union. They are seeking good-faith negotiations, equal pay for equal work, and higher wages.
 

Please download the flyer for further information

Sep 28

Two car washes that have recently voted to join RWDSU are now fighting for their first contracts.  The managers have been harassing union supporters. Workers also have complained about health and safety conditions.

Sep 19, 2013 | Press Release

New York, NY – New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO President Vincent Alvarez recently released the following statement regarding the Bloomberg administration’s decision to use non-union labor to develop the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area:

Sep 21

Join the NY Metro APWU Postal Union for an emergency meeting, rally, and march to save the post office. Speakers will include Congressman Jose E. Serrano, and Jonathan Smith, President of the NY Metro Area Postal Union.
 

Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Sep 12, 2013 | Press Release

Voters Showed Up in Record Numbers To Support Labor's Endorsed Candidates