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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Jan 27, 2023 | News Story

Post-production workers in the Film Unit of Saturday Night Live have signaled their readiness to strike over frustration with the slow pace of first contract negotiations.

Jan 27, 2023 | News Story

The WGAE union contract at HuffPost expires at midnight on Tuesday, January 31.

Jan 27, 2023 | News Story

On Wednesday, contracted cleaners from Twitter’s NYC and San Francisco offices, 32BJ SEIU members, labor leaders, elected officials, and allies rallied outside Twitter HQ in Manhattan. Cleaners at Twitter’s 245-249 West 17th St.

Feb 2

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Jan 26, 2023 | News Story

Post-production workers in the Film Unit of Saturday Night Live have signaled their readiness to strike over frustration with the slow pace of first contract negotiations.

Jan 25, 2023 | News Story

Wednesday, January 25, 5PM to 8PM: Please join us for the launch of Cornell ILR’s new Climate Jobs Institute! New York and the nation’s transition to a climate-friendly, decarbonized economy is historic and monumental.

Jan 20, 2023 | News Story

HarperCollins Union members and a large crowd of supporters including the NYC CLC, elected officials, and leaders and members from unions across the City gathered Wednesday for a rally marking the 50th day of their strike in front of their employer’s parent company, News Corp.

Jan 20, 2023 | News Story

Fordham Faculty United/SEIU Local 200United members, who teach the majority of the courses offered at the Bronx-based college, have successfully reached a tentative agreement with school administrators after 10 months of negotiations.

Jan 20, 2023 | News Story

To commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, hundreds of NYSNA nurses from New York City Health+Hospitals (NYC H+H)/Mayorals held a speak-out and march on NYC H+H corporate headquarters with the message: We are nurses and we demand health equity.

Jan 20, 2023 | News Story

Staff Attorneys at RiseBoro Community Partnership LEAP (Legal Empowerment and Assistance Program) have announced their intent to join the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys - UAW Local 2325, filing an election petition with the NLRB while calling on management to voluntarily recognize their union