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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Jun 21

Economic Democracy and Economic Justice:
The Tale of a New City

The New York City Network of Worker Cooperatives will hold its first annual conference of presentations and discussions about economic democracy and the road to economic justice.

May 19, 2014 | News Story

Yesterday, in an overwhelming show of approval for their new agreement, the rank-and-file members of TWU Local 100 have ratified their new contract.  82% of the Local 100

May 20, 2014 | News Story

Each year, New York spends $7 billion of your money on corporate tax subsidies in the name of job creation. But too much of this money is wasted on corporations that create no jobs, add poverty wage jobs, or even cut jobs.

May 16, 2014 | News Story

In a major victory for employees at Verizon Wireless, 63 workers at six Verizon Wireless stores across Brooklyn voted to join CWA yesterday.

May 19

Friday, May 9 – Monday, May 19

The Workers Unite Film Festival is a celebration of Labor through film.

Please click here for more information and to view the full schedule of screenings.

May 2, 2014 | News Story

Yesterday, thousands of union members and community groups converged on City Hall Park to speak out for fair wages and contracts, safe jobs and comprehensive immigration reform. 

May 14

Worker cooperatives present a democratic alternative to traditional worker/owner relationships.  Join the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies on May 14th at the steps of City Hall to call on elected officials to

Apr 25, 2014 | News Story

On Monday, April 20th hundreds of Build Up NYC members and supporters gathered at Brooklyn Borough Hall to call for the creation and protection of good jobs, and the maintenance of park space for residents.