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 20, 2023 | News Story

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that noncitizen workers who are victims of, or witnesses to, the violation of labor rights, can now access a streamlined and expedited deferred action request process.

Jan 18

Unionized employees at HarperCollins Publishers are hosting a rally outside parent company, News Corp, offices at 1211 Avenue of Americas in Manhattan, on January 18 at 12:30 PM. The rally follows the two-month mark of the strike, which commenced on November 10 of last year.

Jan 19

Join Fordham University faculty, staff, students, and supporters for a rally to support contingent faculty in their struggle for a fair contract! The rally will take place at Fordham Lincoln Center Campus (Columbus & W 60th).

Jan 13, 2023 | News Story

New York City nurses' strike for safe staffing ended yesterday morning in historic victory as tentative deals were reached with both Montefiore Bronx and Mount Sinai Hospital. Nurses won concrete enforceable safe staffing ratios in both deals and went back to the job immediately.

Jan 13, 2023 | News Story

As a worker organizing wave continues to sweep the country, Fordham University instructors are joining the ranks of educators and students challenging the status quo in higher education.

Jan 13, 2023 | News Story

On Monday, twelve janitors at Twitter’s 245-249 West 17th St. location went public about their lives being upended after Twitter canceled its contract with their employer Flagship Services with no explanation.

Jan 13, 2023 | News Story

The MTA unfairly wants to reduce subway service on Mondays and Fridays because its wealthier suburban commuters are not coming into their Manhattan offices on those days. This will create longer waits and more crowding for millions of regular New Yorkers.

Jan 13, 2023 | News Story

"We’ve had, I think, a really strong financial performance for 2022. Revenue was significantly higher for 2022 than it was last year. We will be more profitable this year." These are the words of Bustle Digital Group’s CEO, Bryan Goldberg, in an internal podcast released on October 17.

Jan 12, 2023 | News Story

NYSNA: After 3 days on strike for safe staffing, nurses at both hospitals to return to work on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023.

Jan 9, 2023 | Press Release

“The entire New York City Labor Movement stands with our nurses, who are courageously taking action against dangerous understaffing that threatens the safety of their patients,” said New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO President Vincent Alvarez.