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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Jul 30, 2021 | News Story

More than a thousand United Mine Workers of America members and supporters have once again carried their ongoing strike against Alabama’s Warrior Met Coal to New York City.

Jul 30, 2021 | News Story

Editorial employees at Forbes voted 67-7 to be represented by The NewsGuild of New York, TNG-CWA Local 31003 in a National Labor Relations Board election that concluded Tuesday.

Jul 30, 2021 | News Story

Musicians at the American Ballet Theatre are fighting for their livelihoods. Ballet management is taking advantage of the pandemic to cut costs and gut the musicians' contract.

Jul 30, 2021 | News Story

Actors' Equity Association celebrated Congress reintroducing the bipartisan Performing Artist Tax Parity Act (PATPA).

Jul 30, 2021 | News Story

Members of The NewsGuild of New York at The New Yorker, Pitchfork, and Ars Technica this week announced that they have unanimously ratified their first contracts with Condé Nast.

Jul 30, 2021 | News Story

Faith activists recently delivered a letter to all 50 U.S. Senators calling on them to pass the PRO Act, making it easier for workers to form a union.

Jul 30, 2021 | News Story

August 5, 6 & 7: Every year, UALE sponsors 4 regional “women’s schools”. These programs typically last between 4 and 5 days, and include classes and workshops on a variety of labor-related topics.

Jul 30, 2021 | News Story

Deadline Sunday, August 30: The Bernhardt prize is an award of $1000 given for an article that furthers the understanding of the history of working people.

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September 21: The 2021 Climate Jobs and Just Transition Summit will bring together newly established state Climate Jobs coalitions, labor leaders, union climate activists, environmental and environmental justice advocates, clean-energy developers, policymakers, scientists, and al

Jul 23, 2021 | News Story

Actors’ Equity Association has announced a new Open Access membership policy, allowing any theatre worker who can demonstrate they have worked professionally as an actor or stage manager within Equity’s geographical jurisdiction to join the union.