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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Sep 24, 2021 | News Story

After weeks of strikes and protests, Nabisco workers last weekend voted to ratify a new contract and end their strike.

Sep 24, 2021 | News Story

After months of negotiating successor contracts to the Producer-IATSE Basic Agreement, and the Theatrical and Television Motion Picture Area Standards Agreement, the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), which represents major film and television production companies, annou

Sep 24, 2021 | News Story

This week a coalition of legal services unions, tenants, community organizations, and elected officials sent a letter to the New York State Office of Court Admi

Sep 24, 2021 | News Story

With management's best and final contract offer nearly due and a number of key demands still unresolved, members of the Legal Service Staff Association/NOLSW UAW Loacal 2320), the unionized staff of Legal Services NYC, turned up the pressure the best way they know how to: by withholding their lab

Sep 23

Join the NY Metro Area Postal Union and allies on Thursday at 1PM for a RALLY TO SAVE THE POST OFFICE!

Sep 17, 2021 | News Story

Teamsters Local 553 is expanding charges at the National Labor Relations Board against United Metro Energy Corp., owned by billionaire John Catsimatidis, after the company fired another striking worker last week.

Sep 17, 2021 | News Story

The BCTGM announced this week that is has reached a tentative agreement with Nabisco/Mondelez on a new contract. In the coming days, the Local Union officers on the bargaining committee will present the tentative agreement to their respective memberships who will then vote on the agreement.

Sep 10, 2021 | News Story

As the Department of Transportation struggles to provide full service on the Staten Island Ferry amid ongoing staffing issues, the Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association (MEBA), the union that represents the captains, assistant captains, mates, chief engineers and marine engineers, is making th

Sep 10, 2021 | News Story

Last Friday, the staff at Brooklyn Defender Services (“BDS”) resoundingly confirmed their desire to form a wall-to-wall union and enter into contract negotiations with their employer.

Sep 10, 2021 | News Story

Staff attorneys, senior staff attorneys, senior counsel, paralegals, mailroom clerks, and social work and reentry staff at Appellate Advocates have announced their intent to join the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys - UAW Local 2325 by filing an election petition with the National Labor Relatio