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, 2021 | News Story

UFT President Michael Mulgrew, DC 37 Executive Director Henry Garrido, and 32BJ President Kyle Bragg co-authored an

Jun 3, 2021 | News Story

The New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO (NYC CLC) is proud to announce our endorsement of Corey Johnson for the office of NYC Comptroller.

May 28, 2021 | News Story

Employees at yet another of New York City’s major museums have taken steps to form a union. This time the organizing effort is taking place at the Brooklyn Museum, where a proposed union would represent a mixture of full- and part-time workers.

May 28, 2021 | News Story

This week, SAG-AFTRA filed an Unfair Labor Practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board against New York Public Radio, owner of WNYC, Gothamist and other media properties, in response to a coordinated and aggressive campaign to undermine union and protected and concerted activity.

May 28, 2021 | News Story

Members of the Professional Staff Congress (PSC-CUNY), students and supporters gathered on Wednesday both at the gates of Brooklyn College and simultaneously via Zoom for a

May 21, 2021 | News Story

On Tuesday, the editorial workers at Forbes announced their intention to unionize with The NewsGuild of New York with over 80% of eligible staffers signed on to the campaign.

May 21, 2021 | News Story

On Saturday, Laborers Local 79, NY Communities for Change, labor and community allies marched for safe and responsible development.

May 21, 2021 | News Story

As New York updates its re-opening guidelines, the key to bringing back tourists and audiences is very simple: vaccinations.

May 21, 2021 | News Story

Nontraditional Employment for Women's (NEW) Equity Leadership Awards Luncheon celebrates the women building New York City.

May 14, 2021 | News Story

Hundreds of union members and supporters rallied yesterday in front of Lincoln Center Plaza to reject the union busting tactics of Metropolitan Opera House General Manager Peter Gelb and the Metropolitan Opera House Association and demand a fair contract for all Met artists.