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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Mar 4, 2016 | News Story

This week, the Writers Guild of America, East

Mar 10, 2016 | News Story

Saint Patrick's Day is next Thursday, March 17.  As you gather to celebrate your Irish or adopted Irish heritage, please refer to this list of union-made products compiled by the folks over at Labor 411.  Don't forget to patronize union grocery stores!

Mar 10

Join #CUNYRising for a rally, march, and meeting to call for investments in CUNY students, faculty, and staff.

Feb 26, 2016 | News Story

This week, the New York State AFL-CIO held a training for organizers in the New York City Labor Movement in preparation for the impending Supreme Court decision in theFriedrichs v the California Teachers Association case. 

Feb 26, 2016 | News Story

This week, the United States Department of Labor filed a lawsuit against NYC-based electronics retailer B&H Photo, alleging that the store’s management discriminated against women and workers of color.

Mar 15

Join thousands of workers from across the state as they converge on the Capitol Building in Albany, NY to demand a $15 minimum wage.

 

Transportation will be provided as necessary, please click the link below to reserve a seat.

Feb 26

The maintenance workers at one of America’s most expensive colleges have been negotiating for over one year and still don’t have a contract with Sarah Lawrence College.

Join us as we stand with students and maintenance workers in support of a fair contract.

Feb 19

To NYC labor, immigrant rights activists, students and all defenders of workers’ rights: The owners of Bröd Kitchen are going all out in their drive to break the workers’ union, firing the union president and moving to decertify the union. This is an attack on all of us.

This page will be used for union resources relating to the Friedrichs v CTA case currently being decided by the Supreme Court.

Jan 27

Stand with the News Guild of New York for a rally to save El Diario.