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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Aug 20, 2021 | News Story

AFM Local 802 was thrilled this week to announce a deal with the Broadway League that will cover Broadway musicians in a safe and equitable way as the industry starts to re-open.

Aug 20, 2021 | News Story

The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) this week released the NYC Film and Television Industry Economic Impact Study 2021, detailing specifics on the film and television industry's significance and contribution to New York City's economy.

Aug 20, 2021 | News Story

District Council 9 is beginning its recruitment process for Painter, Decorator and Paperhanger apprentices on Tuesday, August 24. The application period runs to through Tuesday, September 7. DC9 is accepting 500 applications for apprenticeship training.

Sep 2, 2021 | News Story

(Updated 9/2/21) Workers at Nabisco facilities in Chicago, Ill.,

Aug 20, 2021 | News Story

Hotel rooms should be cleaned every day. That’s what hotel guests have come to expect and love. But as tourism comes roaring back, Hilton wants to end this standard and eliminate housekeepers’ jobs.

Aug 20, 2021 | News Story

The essential workers at United Metro Energy Corporation in Brooklyn, New York have been on strike since mid-April. The oil terminal workers are fighting for their first union contract after joining Teamsters Local 553 in 2019.

Aug 13, 2021 | News Story

State Senators Julia Salazar and Jabari Brisport, Assemblymember Emily Gallagher, and striking essential workers rallied outside of the United Metro Energy oil terminal Tuesday amid a 113-day strike.

Aug 13, 2021 | News Story

New York Times tech employees walked off the job on Wednesday in a half day work stoppage to protest the publisher's aggressive union busting efforts.

Aug 13, 2021 | News Story

This week it was announced that an overwhelming majority of staff at Make the Road New York have officially chosen to form the Make the Road New York Union, affiliating with the National Organization of Legal Services Workers, UAW Local 2320.

Aug 13, 2021 | News Story

Actors’ Equity Association reached a new three-year collective bargaining agreement with Off-Broadway League, the employers' guild for Off-Broadway theatre.