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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Barnes & Noble workers at the Park Slope, Brooklyn store yesterday filed for their union election with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) seeking representation with the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU).
UFT members are currently working under an expired contract.
The New York Times Guild, a unit of The NewsGuild of New York, announced on Tuesday that it has reached a tentative agreement with The New York Times Company on a new collective bargaining contract after more than two years of negotiations.
Hundreds of workers at Brooklyn Defender Services rallied during a lunch time picket on Wednesday, calling on BDS management to stop stalling on contract negotiations with the union and come to the table with serious proposals.
Op-Ed: Delivery Workers Keep Waiting for Minimum Pay: Mayor Adams and City Hall Made a Promise that Must be Redeemed
When Mayor Adams and city leaders unveiled the nation’s first proposed minimum pay rate for food delivery workers last year, they made a bold promise: New York would finally deliver economic stability for an “essential” workforce.
In affiliation with Workers United, Barbancino Pizza in Crown Heights is on track to become NYC's first unionized pizzeria! On Monday, workers filed for election with the NLRB and delivered a letter requesting voluntary recognition to the restaurant's owners.
Mount Sinai Physicians at Elmhurst Hospital Set to Strike Monday 5/22; Physicians at Jamaica, Flushing Make Tentative Deal
Across New York City, resident physicians, alongside their nursing coworkers, are at the center of patient care in our hospitals. Elmhurst physicians are ready to strike if Mount Sinai does not agree to award them parity in salary and benefits with Mount Sinai Hospital resident physicians.
Hundreds of NYC Greenmarket, Food Distribution, Composting, and Nutrition & Farming Education Workers at GrowNYC Locations Win Union Recognition, Bringing First Union to the Industry in NYC
On Tuesday, workers at GrowNYC announced their employer will recognize the workers’ union formed with the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU).
The Executive Board of the NYC CLC on Thursday, May 18th adopted a resolution in support of worker organizing, reaffirming our support for workers across all sectors of New York City who face signif
Tuesday, May 23, 11AM to 2PM: Show your solidarity with striking Writers Guild of America East members at a rally at 30 Rockefeller Center (49th Street between 5th & 6th Avenues).