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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Jul 29

Join Fast Food Forward members and supporters as they rally to support fast food workers walking off the job in protest of low-wages, a lack of benefits, and workplace respect.  Se below for a schedule of actions around the city.

Morning Action

Jul 19, 2013 | News Story

This week, 1199 and NYSNA continued to oppose the SUNY-ordered of closure of Brooklyn’s Long Island College Hospital.

Jul 24

12pm: Join ROC-NY, low-wage workers, and supporters for an afternoon action supporting workers employed by Darden Brands who are organizing against illegal and unfair conditions.  Darden, which owns The Capital Grille, Red Lobster, and Olive Garden, is adamantly opposed to increa

Sep 7

For more information, please call Brendan Griffith at (212) 604-9552

 

 

 

 

 

Sep 8

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Sep 4

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Sep 3

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Jul 12, 2013 | News Story

This week, the NYC District Council of Carpenters continued its strike against the Manufacturing Woodworkers Association of Greater NYC, seeking better wages and benefits for workers.  The Carpenters’ contract expired on June 30, and on Monday July 1, 350 members went out on strike in protest of

Jul 13

NYC car wash workers will join with activists from Make the Road NY (MRNY), New York Communities for Change (NYCC) and the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) for a citywide protest on SATURDAY, JULY 13TH calling on NY’s car wash kingpin John Lage to improve work