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 17, 2017 | News Story

Bureau of Water Supply Machinists Arthur Batson and Glenn Corwin have been recognized by the  Department of Environmental Safety for helping to improve workplace safety.

Nov 17, 2017 | News Story

Thanksgiving is right around the corner.  This year and every year, be sure to purchase union-made products as you shop at union grocery stores.

Nov 17

Join union leaders, scholars, and activists for a one-day conference to discuss the implications of the Janus v. AFSCME case for workers and organized labor, possible immediate outcomes, and strategic options for combatting the attack on public sector unionism.

Nov 3, 2017 | News Story

This time last week, reporters and editors at New York City local news sites DNAinfo and Gothamist were celebrating after voting to unionize with Writers Guild of America, East in an NLRB-conducted election.

Nov 3, 2017 | News Story

This week in Harlem, labor and community leaders came together for a community forum  focused on the negative effects a New York Constitutional Convention would have on  communities of color.

Nov 3, 2017 | News Story

On Thursday, November 2, union members recognized Latina Equal Pay Day, the day when the average amount of money Latina women make catches up to the average wages white men made the year before.

Nov 3, 2017 | News Story

On Monday, October 30th union members from all over NYC gathered in Times Square to rally with striking IBEW Local 3 workers.

Nov 3, 2017 | News Story

Last Saturday, union members gathered in Brooklyn, Staten Island, and Queens for a day of GOTV to educate their fellow union members about the dangers of a NYS constitutional convention.