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 15

Nurses and healthcare workers care about the Bed-Stuy community and all of Central Brooklyn, and are proud of our hospital. But years of financial mismanagement have left Interfaith Medical Center (IMC) in a state of crisis.

Jun 20

Just six months after Superstorm Sandy, Verizon is turning its back on lower
Manhattan by moving 1,100 workers out of 140 West Street.

Jun 13, 2013 | News Story

On Tuesday, June 12, thousands of City workers rallied at City Hall Park to demand fair contracts.

Jun 14

Fast Food Forward is organizing a rally in support of an extraordinary leader in the fast food organizing campaign, Gregory Reynoso, who was fired from Domino's several weeks ago. He was fired right after he led 18 of his coworkers out on a one-day strike. 

Jun 12

Striking members of the Legal Services Staff Association will hold Community Voices: Save Legal Services on Wednesday, June 12, at 2:00 PM, on the steps of City Hall featuring clients and community organizers who have benefited from civil legal services provided by the striking a

May 31, 2013 | News Story

On Friday, May 24, 21 Queens “carwasheros,” made history by signing the first ever union contract for carwash workers in New York City.  The carwasheros, members of RWDSU, voted to unionize as a way to protect themselves against wage and tip theft, and as a means of securing a series of raises, s

Jun 12

Join city employees and their community supporters on Wednesday, June 12 at 4:00 PM at City Hall as they demand fair contracts for all and tell the Mayor that workers count and workers vote.

May 28

Join members of the NYS DREAM Coalition, as they gather with Comptroller DiNapoli, Assemblyman Moya, CUNY Vice Chancellor Hershenson, immigrant and student activists, and others to tell legislators to pass the