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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Oct 5, 2018 | News Story

The economy is rapidly changing. New companies are popping up all the time offering to serve as the conduit between workers looking to make ends meet and consumers wanting to fulfill a need.

Oct 5, 2018 | News Story

At our September Delegates meeting, NYC CLC President Vincent Alvarez kicked off the new delegate year by swearing in eight new delegates. Welcome all!

Sep 28, 2018 | News Story

In 2016, NYU abruptly pulled out of the League of Voluntary Hospitals, a multi-employer bargaining approach that has ensured quality care and good jobs for New Yorkers for decades.

Sep 28, 2018 | News Story

More than 500 PSC-CUNY members and supporters gathered last night in front of the NY Stock Exchange and marched to the investment banking firm of CUNY Board chairperson William Thompson to demand investment in a contract for the PSC, and to protest continuing austerity at CUNY.

Sep 28, 2018 | News Story

Yesterday, the Port Authority of New York voted to enact a new wage resolution as a result of years of efforts by workers represented by the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), UNITE HERE Local 100, and Local 1102 of the RWDSU.

Aug 31, 2018 | News Story

Saturday, September 8: The 2018 NYC Labor Day Parade is just around the corner! Join us on Saturday, September 8 ay 10AM at 44th Street & Fifth Avenue marching uptown to show the world that NYC Is A Union Town!

Aug 31, 2018 | News Story

A federal district judge in Washington on Saturday struck down most of the key provisions of three executive orders that President Trump

Sep 7, 2018 | News Story

Labor Day is a time to reflect on who we are as working people, what we’ve achieved together, and the challenges that lie ahead. When we organize, we make it possible for workers to demand family-sustaining wages, health care, retirement security, and a meaningful voice in the workplace.