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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Jan 12, 2018 | News Story

Secretary/Treasurer of Actors’ Equity Association Sandra Karas

Jan 17

The Rural & Migrant Ministry and the Justice for Farmworkers Campaign would like to invite you to join them on January 17, 2018 from 10AM to 2PM in the state capitol for the Farmworker Fair Labor Human Rights Hearing.

Dec 22, 2017 | News Story

Last Friday, New York State Governor Cuomo signed the

Dec 22, 2017 | News Story

On Monday, the Nation Labor Relations Board

Dec 29, 2017 | News Story

As 2017 comes to a close, it is important to look back on all that labor has accomplished this year.

Dec 15, 2017 | News Story

After roughly a year of bargaining, CWA announced this week that it has reached a tentative agreement for 21,000 members covered by the Orange contract at AT&T Mobility.

Dec 15, 2017 | News Story

On Monday, December 12th, dozens of Maimonides workers and their supporters held an informational picket protesting management’s decision to lay-off 117 workers represented by 1199SEIU.

Dec 15, 2017 | News Story

Norma Rae is coming to Broadway. By now, most of us are familiar with the 1979 movie starring Sally Field, which tells the story of a North Carolina textile factory worker who chooses to join a union in response to poor working conditions.

Dec 15, 2017 | News Story

With nearly 52 years on the job, Teamsters 831 member Joe Caggiano is the city's longest-serving sanitation worker. The 75 year-old started back when John Lindsay was mayor, and garbage trucks only had three wheels.

Dec 8, 2017 | News Story

On Monday, adjunct professors in the CUNY system, members of Professional Staff Congress (PSC-CUNY),  joined with labor allies, students, and members of the community to call for a fair contract for the CUNY workers.