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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Feb 12, 2021 | News Story

On the heels of the New York State Attorney General’s report that revealed that nursing homes with fewer staff had more COVID deaths, 1199SEIU, the largest healthcare union in the country, this week launched a multi-million-dollar advertising campaign to reform the nursing home industry.

Feb 12, 2021 | News Story

New York City’s hometown paper has formed a union.

Feb 12, 2021 | News Story

The unionized employees of Mobilization for Justice, Inc. (MFJ) held a one-day strike on Tuesday to show their commitment to negotiating a fair contract that values the health, safety, value, and experience of all workers.

Feb 12, 2021 | News Story

Senator Andrew Gounardes and Assemblymember Karines Reyes joined the CUNY Rising Alliance and the Professional Staff Congress last week to announce the introduction of the

Feb 12, 2021 | News Story

The creative staff at Onion Inc., the popular digital company behind The Onion, The A.V.

Feb 12, 2021 | News Story

On the heels of a successful vote in East Hampton last month, the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the

Feb 5, 2021 | News Story

Throughout the pandemic, postal workers have been among the most essential employees―working tirelessly to deliver medication, ballots, letters, and checks.

Feb 5, 2021 | News Story

The Biden administration has tapped New York's Amanda Lefton to serve as the new Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM).

Jan 29, 2021 | News Story

After a one-week strike, 1,400 Hunts Point Produce Market workers are back on the job with historic raises. Teamsters Local 202 members approved their new union contract on Saturday.

Jan 29, 2021 | News Story

Workers at a warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, will vote next month on whether to unionize. The largest, most viable effort to unionize Amazon in many years began last summer at a Fairfield Inn outside of Birmingham in the right-to-work state.