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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Oct 20, 2023 | News Story

On Tuesday, the NYC CLC and UFT held our Future in Focus: Exploring the World of Organized Labor and Unionized Careers event, an opportunity for students to learn about unionized careers in New York City, as well as collective bargaining and the impact of organized labor on our society.

Oct 20, 2023 | News Story

RWDSU/UFCW Local 338, UFCW Local 1500 and UFCW Local 342 gathered in Manhattan's Astor Place Wednesday morning to show Wegmans that New York is a union town! Members educated opening day shoppers on the #UnionDifference and encouraged them to support the workers if they choose to unionize.

Oct 20, 2023 | News Story

The UAW Big Three Stand Up Strike continues, and members at the Stellantis plant in Tappan, NY need our support. Here's how to help:

Oct 18

Union members and labor allies of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) prepare to protest outside the headquarters of International Flavors & Fragrances at 521 W. 57th St. in New York City on October 18th.

Oct 13, 2023 | News Story

Nearly 113 years after the tragedy, the long-awaited public memorial to the victims and legacy of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire was dedicated Wednesday in front of a crowd numbering in the thousands at th

Oct 13, 2023 | News Story

The musicians of the New York City Ballet Orchestra, represented by AFM Local 802, rallied this week outside Lincoln Center as the ballet celebrated its 75th anniversary.

Oct 13, 2023 | News Story

The Jewish Museum unionized staff have voted overwhelmingly to ratify their first union contract after over a year of organizing and negotiations.
 

Oct 13, 2023 | News Story

Workers at Alamo Drafthouse, the movie theater chain known for dine-in service and strict policies on etiquette, voted to unionize yesterday in Lower Manhattan, with 65% of workers voting in favor of joining UAW Local 2179.

Oct 13, 2023 | News Story

In a major expansion of the nationwide strike actions, 8,700 UAW members walked off the job Wednesday, shutting down Ford Motor Company’s iconic and extremely profitable Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville.

Oct 11, 2023 | Press Release

NEW YORK, October 11, 2023—Nearly 113 years after the tragedy, the long-awaited public memorial to the victims and legacy of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire will today be dedicated at the s