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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May 21, 2021 | News Story

Nontraditional Employment for Women's (NEW) Equity Leadership Awards Luncheon celebrates the women building New York City.

May 14, 2021 | News Story

Hundreds of union members and supporters rallied yesterday in front of Lincoln Center Plaza to reject the union busting tactics of Metropolitan Opera House General Manager Peter Gelb and the Metropolitan Opera House Association and demand a fair contract for all Met artists.

May 14, 2021 | News Story

The Department of Interior’s approval of the Vineyard Wind Project, the first large-scale offshore wind project in the U.S., puts into action the Administration’s promise to build a green new economy with good family-sustaining union job

May 7, 2021 | News Story

Governor Cuomo this week signed the NY HERO Act, giving an array of essential workers in New York new on-the-job protections. The bill, which was sponsored by state Sen.

May 7, 2021 | News Story

Following the lead set by the Biden administration’s

May 7, 2021 | News Story

"Before we even find out if Elon Musk can do comedy, we know this: Letting him host 'Saturday Night Live' is a joke," writes AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz S

May 7, 2021 | News Story

Actors' Equity Association this week celebrated the announcement that Broadway tickets have gone on sale for the fall.

May 7, 2021 | News Story

The slow but steady opening of NYC is the cover story of this month's Allegro magazine, and audiences have a lot to look forward to this year as more and more New Yorkers get vaccinated.

Apr 30, 2021 | News Story

On Wednesday, April 28, the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, and the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) held a Workers’ Memorial Day event to honor those who have died or suffered injuries or illnesses (including COVID-19) while on the job, to recognize th

Apr 30, 2021 | News Story

Striking workers at United Metro Energy Corp. (UMEC) rallied Tuesday alongside other Teamster locals for fair wages and benefits.