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 4, 2015 | Press Release

New York, NY – New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO President Vincent Alvarez today released the following statement, congratulating staff at Gawker, who voted yesterday to join the Writers Guild of America East, AFL-CIO:

Jun 3

Tomorrow, June 3 is a National Call-in Day to #StopFastTrack.  Text TPP to 877877 to be connected with your representative.

With your help we can stop fast track!

Jun 2

The employees at The Fountains work hard to care for the residents who live at the facility.  For over a year, Local 338 RWDSU/UFCW has been attempting to negotiate a fair union contract with the company.  The company has not been bargaining in good faith.

Apr 24, 2015 | News Story

Apr 15, 2015 | Press Release

New York, NY – New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO President Vincent Alvarez today released the following statement regarding the “Fight for $15” day of action:

May 1

Join the MAY DAY Rally to END INCOME INEQUALITY

4:30 pm

Meet at Billionaire Walmart owner Alice Walton’s home on the corner of 60th St. between Park and Lexington Ave.

6 pm

Mar 31

After nine months of bargaining, PSC-CUNY has seen no acceptable progress on a contract agreement. 

Join PSC-CUNY for an emergency rally at Hunter College to show CUNY managers that Professors need a contract that addresses both salaries and working conditions.

Apr 15

Make history in New York on April 15, 2015. // Haz historia en Nueva York este 15 de abril.

(Para español léase debajo)

Gather/Rally: 4pm
March: 6pm

Apr 1

Join Build Up NYC to kick off their campaign for good jobs in East New York, the Bronx and all across NYC!

Mar 19

Join the Workmen's Circle and the Workers Unite Film Festival as they continue the Raise the Wage Film Series with screenings of:

Tangled Threads • Tears in the Fabric • Rise of the Oppressed • The Story of New York