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 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.

Apr 22

Build Brooklyn Bridge Park &
Watchtower Properties responsibly!

Tuesday, April 22 at 3:30pm
 
Take the R, 2, 3, 4, or 5 train to Borough Hall/Court Street stop.

@buildupnyc
 

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