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 24, 2024 | News Story

Yesterday, during the middle of REI’s annual Anniversary Sale, members of REI Union SoHo represented by RWDSU rallied in protest of REI’s failure to bargain a contract in good faith.

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On Thursday, June 6, staff at the American Folk Art Museum will vote on whether to unionize with Local 2110 UAW. The wall-to-wall unit includes curators, retail staff, educators, IT, communication staff, and others. The Museum is the latest in a growing movement of museum workers to organize.

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The National Audubon Society must bargain a fair contract with their workers that provides good living standards, and ensures the nonprofit’s enormous assets do not flow to top executives at the expense of workers and the birds they protect.

May 10, 2024 | News Story

NewsGuild of New York-represented staff at Condé Nast brands including Vanity Fair, GQ, Vogue, Glamour, Bon Appétit and more

May 10, 2024 | News Story

On Wednesday, the National Audubon Society hosted a luncheon in New York City to celebrate the achievements of women in the conservation movement.

May 10, 2024 | News Story

Thanks to their unwavering solidarity and determination, the musicians of "Severance” have successfully secured an AFM union contract for their recording and sidelining work on the show.

May 10, 2024 | News Story

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)

May 10, 2024 | News Story

This week, Mobilization for Justice (MFJ) Union members