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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Jul 2, 2021 | News Story

Staff members of Brooklyn Defender Services (“BDS”), a non-profit public defender organization in Kings County, this week announced the formation of the BDS Union as a chapter of the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys (“ALAA”) – UAW Local 2325.

Jul 2, 2021 | News Story

Editorial employees of Insider overwhelmingly voted 241-14 to be represented by The NewsGuild of New York, TNG-CWA Local 31003 in a National Labor Relations Board election that concluded this week.

Jul 2, 2021 | News Story

Workers at Change.org, a global platform that empowers people to start and win campaigns that address pressing issues in their lives and communities, this week announced that they have formed a union, Solidarity at Change, with the Communications Workers of America’s CODE-CWA project.

Jul 2, 2021 | News Story

One of the priorities Climate Jobs NY leaders emphasized to Secretary Granholm was Carbon Free and Healthy Schools, a campaign committed to making NYC schools carbon free, healthier and safer, while creating good union job

Jul 2, 2021 | News Story

In recent weeks, hundreds of members and allies of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, the union representing the Metropolitan Opera’s stagehands and skilled craftspeople, gathered in person in front of Lincoln Center to protest the opera company locking out its workers.

Jun 25, 2021 | News Story

n recent weeks, hundreds of members and allies of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, the union representing the Metropolitan Opera’s stagehands and skilled craftspeople, gathered in person in front of Lincoln Center to protest the opera company locking out its workers.

Jun 25, 2021 | News Story

More than a thousand coal miners at Warrior Met Coal are now in the third month of their strike in the right-to-work state of Alabama.

Jun 25, 2021 | News Story

The NewsGuild of New York has filed an Unfair Labor Practice charge with the NLRB after Gannett managers offered employees benefits in exchange for rejecting the union and created the impression that management was spying on workers’ protected union activities.

Jun 25, 2021 | News Story

Musicians are working again, thanks to a unique partnership between NYC and Local 802. The union just completed an 8-week performance series called Music Heals, with an encore production on the way.

Jun 25, 2021 | News Story

The recently formed AJWS Union announced this week that management at American Jewish World Service, a leading global Jewish human rights organization. has formally and voluntarily recognized the workers' union affiliated with OPEIU Local 153.