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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This week, Teamsters voted by an overwhelming 86.3 percent to ratify the most historic collective bargaining agreement in the history of UPS.
Entertainment industry workers, nurses, teachers, construction and building trades workers, retail workers, communications workers—every unionized industry in NYC seemed to be out on the street Tuesday for a National Day of Solidarity in support of striking WGA and SAG-AFTRA members.
The actors, stage managers, bartenders and servers of Drunk Shakespeare in New York City, the longest-running of the productions nationwide, are now the fourth company of the theatrical franchise to unionize as Drunk Shakespeare United.
Postdoctoral Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai voted to authorize their elected bargaining teams to call a strike if circumstances justify.
Writers Guild of America East (WGAE) members at FT Specialist, an editorial division of Financial Times, overwhelmingly ratified a groundbreaking first collective bargaining agreement.
Dozens of Scholastic Union members rallied at the company’s headquarters Wednesday to protest Scholastic’s slow-walking of contract negotiations and refusing to offer a fair deal, including retroactive pay and remote work rights, to workers.
There are only weeks left before union contracts for 150,000 UAW autoworkers at the Big Three expire on September 14.
After a nationwide organizing effort involving two separate unions, workers have won union recognition at the Brooklyn-based documentary powerhouse Story Syndicate.
Student workers from across The New School have officially filed as The New Student Workers Union (NewSWU) to become part of ACT-UAW Local 7902, which also represents Part-Time Faculty, Academic Student Workers (as SENS-UAW), and Student Health Center providers (as SHENS) at The New School, plus
On Monday, thousands of customers and allies organized leafleting events outside of not-yet unionized Starbucks stores nationwide.