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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Nov 16

Join the CUNY Rising Alliance, a coalition of students, parents, unions and community organizations that are committed to strengthening CUNY, to kick off a campaign and elevate a Student Bill of Rights.  CUNY Rising is organizing three ‘Call to Action’ meetings in November across the City.

Sep 2, 2016 | Press Release

Each year on Labor Day, we pause to celebrate the contributions of working New Yorkers in building and growing our national and local economy. On the Saturday after Labor Day, working men and women from all over the area take to Manhattan’s Fifth Ave.

Jul 21

Workers at Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City have been on strike since July 1.  Join these workers in Atlantic City to show your support and stand up for good wages and benefits!

 

Jul 1, 2016 | News Story

This week the United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) rejected a request to rehear the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case, which received a 4-4 ruling from the court in March of this year.

Jun 17, 2016 | News Story

Today, CWA announced that the roughly 40,000 union members along the East Coast who had been on strike for 49 days have ratified new contracts.

Jun 10, 2016 | News Story

The NewsGuild of New York, CWA recently launched a new “What El Diario Means to Me” campaign, to highlight the importance of the hometown paper. El Diario is the nation’s oldest Spanish-language daily newspaper, and many New Yorkers utilize the paper as an important source of local news.

Jun 15

 

Join the workers at Con Edison, members of UWUA Local 1-2, as they call for a fair contract!

 

 

Jun 2

 

Join RWDSU and Macy’s workers, Members of RWDSU Local 1-S, as they rally for a new contract.

Macy’s has been making demands that would limit workers’ pay and weaken benefits. It’s time to stand with these workers against corporate greed!

 

May 27, 2016 | News Story

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez issued the following statement today regarding the ongoing labor dispute at Verizon: