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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Apr 12

How do we have effective conversations and measure our effectiveness? We will drill down into the fundamentals of one-on-one and member-to-member conversations. We will discuss various ways and techniques to map your membership, and to track and analyze the data.

Mar 29

The anti-union judicial threat is upon us. We need to approach this with the same urgency as we do when we are organizing a non-union employer. What do many of the best member engagement models have in common?

Mar 15

Please join us as we stand with the members of Local 338 RWDSU/UFCW who are fighting for their first union contract with CVS.

Mar 2, 2018 | News Story

On Thursday, the NYC CLC once again partnered with the United Federation of Teachers to hold the second annual Future in Focus: Exploring College and Careers fair yesterday to highlight the many opportunities that exist for high school students post graduation.

Mar 2, 2018 | News Story

On February 24, working people in New York City and across the country

Feb 23, 2018 | News Story

Editorial employees at the digital news site Mic

Feb 23, 2018 | News Story

Members of the Legal Services Staff Association (LSSA) working

Feb 23, 2018 | News Story

This week, NYCCLC President Vincent Alvarez participated in a panel discussion hosted by IBEW Local 3 and Queens County Young Democrats (QCYD).