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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Solidarity at Sinai! Postdocs and research scientists at New York's Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai began an Unfair Labor Practice Strike on Tuesday.
Netflix Production Accountants working in New York and New Jersey have reached an agreement with Netflix to be recognized as members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 161.
Mayor Eric Adams, Deputy Mayor Maria Torres-Springer, Comptroller Brad Lander and Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) Commissioner Vilda Vera Mayuga joined SEIU 32BJ, the Worker’s Justice Project, and leaders of Los Deliveristas Unidos on Wednesday at the NYC CLC's office to celeb
After more than two years of negotiations, Writers Guild of America East (WGAE) members at MSNBC have overwhelmingly ratified a strong first collective bargaining agreement.
In at least three instances in the past month, unionized employees at Condé Nast, who were exercising their federally-protected right to take collective action to demand answers about pending layoffs, were met with security guards.
In national voting completed this week, members of SAG-AFTRA ratified the 2023 TV/Theatrical Agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP).
Find that perfect holiday gift that carries a union label and is made in America. Shipping gifts this year? Make sure to ship using a union carrier like the U.S. Postal Service or UPS.
American Federation of Musicians Local 802 and the New York City Ballet have jointly announced a successful resolution to negotiations, resulting in a three-year contract for orchestra members.
After over a full year at the bargaining table, Sinai has stalled and refused to provide information necessary to move the bargaining process forward.
The holiday season is here! And for many that means gift-giving. Each dollar that you spend this holiday season is a vote for America’s future. A dollar spent on ethical brands producing union-made products means a brighter future for our economy and its workers.