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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On Thursday, graduate student workers at Fordham University won their election to become members of CWA Local 1104 by a overwhelming vote of 229 to 15.
The Starbucks Reserve Roastery in NYC's Chelsea Market voted 46-36 to unionize on Friday, making history as the first flagship store to unionize with Starbucks Workers United, and the tenth unionized Starbucks store in the U.S. at the time of the vote (there are now 13!).
Attorneys, Client Advocates, and support staff at the Center for Appellate Litigation (CAL) this week announced their intent to join the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys-UAW 2325 by filing an election petition with the NLRB.
Anthology Film Workers including theater, office, administrative, projection and collections staff from across Anthology Film Archives last week held a one-day strike in support of a fair contract.
It's sad when big stars decide to go non-union. The Josh Groban shows taking place last night, tonight, and Saturday at Radio City Music Hall are not currently covered under a union agreement for the musicians.
Actors' Equity celebrated that the Biden-Harris Administration's proposed budget for FY2023 includes substantial funding gains for the NEA. Funding from the NEA supports arts programs in New York and all across the country.
Organized labor did what it does best this week, standing shoulder to shoulder from the Bronx to Brookhaven during the State's Climate Action Council meetings this week.
Earlier this week, The White House announced the Biden-Harris Action Plan for Building Better School Infrastructure, which includes a grant program investing federal money in repairing outdated school infrastructure and replacing it with climate-friendly upgrades.
In a major step forward for workers organizing in the media industry, employees of Condé Nast’s editorial brands and Conde Nast Entertainment this week announced the formation of Condé Nast Union, demanding voluntary recognition from manag
Workers at three Greenlight Bookstore and Yours Truly stationery, Brooklyn, New York locations have unanimously ratified their first union contract after joining the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) union in August 2021.