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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Sep 9, 2022 | News Story

Workers aboard the Staten Island Ferry are sounding alarms about a staffing crisis they say has made it difficult to keep the iconic passenger boats running on time.

Sep 9, 2022 | News Story

The Major League Baseball Players Association announced Wednesday that it is formally affiliating with the AFL-CIO with a goal of supporting the efforts and strengthening the voice of the national labor movement.

Sep 9, 2022 | News Story

Workers at a John Catsimatidis-owned oil company who were fired after they went on strike last year must be offered their jobs back, according to a settlement between the firm and the National Labor Relations Board.

Sep 2, 2022 | News Story

This year, the New York City Labor Movement will come together on Fifth Avenue for the first time since 2019, bringing back our annual Labor Day Parade with a spectacular show of solidarity and pride.

Sep 2, 2022 | News Story

60 million non-union workers in the U.S. say they would join a union if given the chance, but many don’t know where to begin. The Worker Organizing Resource and Knowledge (WORK) Center, launched this week by the U.S.

Sep 2, 2022 | News Story

A union campaign dating back two years and involving workers at several New York-based architecture firms has notched its first victory.

Sep 2, 2022 | News Story

The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) hosted a nationwide informational picket yesterday, to send a strong message to airline management across the country that it’s time to address their operational problems and prioritize passengers, pilots and other frontline workers who made extraordi

Sep 2, 2022 | News Story

NYU adjuncts, members of ACT-UAW Local 7902, are bargaining a new contract this year, with their current contract expiring at midnight on September 30th, 2022.

Aug 26, 2022 | News Story

Dozens of Staten Island Ferry engineers who have been fighting for a pay boost are entitled to a higher wage, equivalent to what their private sector peers earn, a city administrative judge ruled on Tuesday.

Aug 26, 2022 | News Story

On Wednesday, President Biden announced a plan to wipe out significant amounts of student loan debt for tens of millions of Americans, by cancelling $10,000 in debt for those earning less than $125,000 per year and $20,000 for those who had received Pell grants for low-income families.