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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Jan 31

CIR members at NYC H+H are in contract negotiations with the city and haven't seen any movement that would give members a fair contract. The current proposal on the table would make CIR members in NYC's public sector hospitals the lowest-paid resident physicians in the city.

Jan 30

CIR members at NYC H+H are in contract negotiations with the city and haven't seen any movement that would give members a fair contract. The current proposal on the table would make CIR members in NYC's public sector hospitals the lowest-paid resident physicians in the city.

Jan 19, 2024 | News Story

On Thursday, January 18, the bakers, porters, wholesale drivers, and market staff at She Wolf Bakery marched on the boss to share that a majority of workers had signed RWDSU authorization cards.

Jan 19, 2024 | News Story

UAW Local 2325 has announced that a supermajority of staff from the New York-based Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund declared their intent to unionize.

Jan 19, 2024 | News Story

Musicians of the American Federation of Musicians of the U.S. & Canada (AFM) will begin bargaining with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) this month.

Dec 29, 2023 | News Story

Just after midnight on Thursday, a bargaining committee composed of 32BJ SEIU members who clean New York City commercial building offices, transportation hubs and universities and union officers reached a tentative agreement with the Realty Advisory Board on Labor Relations.

Jan 12, 2024 | News Story

Condé Nast executives—who have sought to intimidate and surveil the company’s unionized workers since management announced layoff plans in November—are now facing further legal action from The NewsGuild of New York over unlawful bargaining tactics during Condé Union’s layoff negotiations.

Jan 12, 2024 | News Story

Last spring, a majority of contract faculty at NYU called on then President Hamilton to meet and work out a fair process by which the NYU administration would recognize their union, Contract Faculty United-UAW, and start to bargain.

Jan 12, 2024 | News Story

Musicians of the American Federation of Musicians of the U.S. & Canada (AFM) will begin bargaining with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) this month.

Jan 5, 2024 | News Story

Workers at City World Ford in the Bronx are on strike! In July, the workers voted unanimously to unionize with UAW Local 259. Management has repeatedly ignored requests for information and dates to bargain, so the members voted unanimously to authorize a strike starting yesterday.