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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Apr 2, 2021 | News Story

You can’t eat prestige! On Saturday, NewsGuild of New York members from The New Yorker, Pitchfork, and Ars Technica held a socially distanced in-person rally to demand a fair contract from Condé Nast — or “Condé Nasty” in this instance.

Apr 2, 2021 | News Story

Local Union No. 3, IBEW Business Manager Erikson addressed an open letter to Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama. It was sent recently to RWDSU leadership and President Stuart

Apr 16

This year's Organizing 2.0 Conference is taking place on April 16 and 17th online.

Mar 26, 2021 | News Story

The Department of Energy estimates that East Coast offshore has the potential to provide about 35 percent of power needs for the entire country by 2050, but that will require supportive policies and a politics to match, writes Brittany Gibson in The American Prospect.

Mar 26, 2021 | News Story

As the Columbia Graduate Workers (GWC-UAW) come to the end of their second week on strike, you can help support them by adding your name to this petition

Mar 26, 2021 | News Story

Workers at Chhaya CDC, a Community Development Corporation that builds the power, housing stability and economic well-being of South Asian and Indo-Caribbean communities in NYC, this week announced that they intend to unionize with the Transport Workers Union.

Mar 26, 2021 | News Story

Building New York’s clean-energy economy will require efficient and effective energy transmission infrastructure. We will need to make significant updates to the grid, creating thousands of jobs and paving the way for tomorrow's economy.

Mar 19, 2021 | News Story

With masks on and drums beating, student-workers formed a picket line on Monday at 116th Street and Broadway and along College Walk to mark the first day of their strike.

Mar 19, 2021 | News Story

On Tuesday, the editorial employees comprising the Fortune Union walked off the job for one day to hold an informal press conference and rally to expose management's bad-faith in negotiations with the NewsGuild of New York, the worker’s bargaining representative, and to demand a fair, equitable c