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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Laborers Local 79 and GNY LECET partnered with the community group Urban Upbound and developer RXR Realty to host a holiday food drive this week at the Queensbridge Houses.
As we come to the end of an unprecedented year in our city and our nation’s history, we’re taking a look back at all that we’ve accomplished as a city labor movement in the face of previously unimaginable obstacles.
NYC fast food workers will get increased protections under two bills that passed in the City Council yesterday. The two bills will increase protections for workers at large fast food companies, expanding upon worker protection laws passed in 2017.
Workers with Sunrise Movement, a youth-led movement organization advocating to stop climate change and create millions of American jobs, have voted to form a union with CWA Local 1180. Management has agreed to recognize the staff union.
The first sector of New York City Council staffers have been voluntarily recognized as a union, making it the first legislative staff union in the state.
Future plc, the multi-platform media company, has ratified its first collective bargaining agreement with the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE). The three-year contract will provide a third of the company’s lowest-paid employees with a pay increase averaging $10,000.
NYC's performing arts have been shuttered since March and the musicians of AFM Local 802 have been left without steady work. However, they've still found creative opportunities to perform.
Are you interested in learning more about climate change and offshore wind development on Long Island? Please let us know to include you in the next Climate Jobs NY Education Fund's event. The events are in partnership with The Worker Institute, The ILR School, Cornell University.