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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Aug 28

Six months ago Utrecht workers successfully voted to unionize at the 13th street location for a decent wages, sustainable scheduling, and respect on the job. Despite a successful vote for union representation, the company has not negotiated in good faith.

Aug 22, 2014 | News Story

This week members of The Newspaper Guild, CWA Local 31003, were joined by supporters at City Hall

Aug 20, 2014 | News Story

From http://www.savethemetopera.com
August 20, 2014

Statement by Matthew Loeb International President, I.A.T.S.E. on Settlement at the Metropolitan Opera with Local 1

Aug 13, 2014 | News Story

This week the New York Taxi Workers Alliance, with the help of Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and the Taxi & Limousine Commission, won restitu

Aug 19

Instead of investing in quality journalism, ImpreMedia, the company who recently bought El Diario, is determined to fire longstanding union employees who have served New York’s Latino community for decades.

Aug 20

Join the Real Affordability for All Coalition, and union members from around the city for a rally supporting affordable housing and good jobs for Harlem residents.

Union shirts are encouraged

Aug 9

Guitar Center workers have been organizing for respect and fair pay throughout the country and have successfully voted for union recognition in Manhattan’s 14th St store, Chicago, and Las Vegas.

Aug 4

The Coalition of Contingent Academic Labor (COCAL) is a tri-national association of grassroots activists from Canada, Mexico and the U.S. working to improve higher education through collective advocacy for contingent academic laborers.

Jul 18, 2014 | News Story

On Thursday, the MTA and unions representing LIRR employees reached a tentative agreement to provide workers with their first contract in roughly four years.  For months, the two sides butted heads as they disagreed on the timeframe for raises, and healthcare contributions.