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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Mar 7, 2014 | News Story

A group of elected officials and their representatives attended Build Up NYC's legislative briefing yesterday to learn about the organization's agenda for 2014 as it continues to promote good jobs and responsible development.

Mar 3, 2014 | Press Release

Help the NYC CLC celebrate all the contributions that women make to our city's labor movement.

Rosie the Riveter is an iconic image that celebrates the contributions that women make to our workforce, labor movement, and to our nation as a whole.

Mar 8

International Women’s Day
Rally

We’ll meet on York Avenue,
between 68th and 69th Streets

March 8th
10am

Feb 21, 2014 | Press Release

New York, NY – New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO President Vincent Alvarez today released the following statement regarding the charge led by 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East and the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) to keep Brooklyn’s hospitals open fo

Feb 14, 2014 | Press Release

New York - "As we continue the fight to improve conditions for workers, Paid Sick Leave remains an integral piece in our quest to create a more worker-friendly NYC," said Vincent Alvarez, President of the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO.

Feb 20

Teachers at Kaplan and writers at Scholastic, represented
by the Newspaper Guild of New York (CWA Local 31003), are fighting for fair contracts and they need your help!

at Kaplan:

Feb 10, 2014 | Press Release

New York – New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, President Vincent Alvarez today applauded Rep.

Feb 10, 2014 | Press Release

New York – New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, President Vincent Alvarez today released the following statement regarding NY GOP Senate Leader Dean Skelos’ refusal to allow a vote on the City’s Universal Pre-K tax plan:

Feb 10, 2014 | Press Release

Highlights Recognition of Public Employees, Need for Higher Wages, and Reduction of Income Disparities