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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Nov 11, 2022 | News Story

Over 200 union journalists across 14 Gannett owned-newsrooms from New York and New Jersey to Arizona and Southern California collectively walked off the job for a one-day strike last Friday.

Nov 9, 2022 | Press Release

Yesterday, working New Yorkers made their voices heard, voting in support of candidates who will stand up for working families and engaging voters one on one through our NYC Labor Votes! Campaign and the efforts of our affiliate unions.

Nov 4, 2022 | News Story

Resident physicians at Montefiore Medical Center, one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York City, announced their intention to form a union with the Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR/SEIU) on Tuesday.

Nov 4, 2022 | News Story

Workers at a Starbucks-Amazon Go convenience store near Times Square filed a petition for a union election Friday—and one worker told THE CITY that supporters are already feeling the heat from management, receiving threats of write-ups and citations for coming to work in pro-union T-shirts.

Nov 4, 2022 | News Story

In another step towards parity for Staten Island Ferry marine engineers, the City Comptroller’s office has determined that the engineers should be paid wages comparable to other mariners in the New York City area.

Nov 4, 2022 | News Story

The NYC Roastery has been on strike since Tuesday of last week over an urgent health and safety issue.

Nov 4, 2022 | News Story

Workers at the Daily Press—a cafe and bar on Somers Street and Rockaway Avenue—announced Wednesday their intention to file for union recognition with Workers United NY/NJ. The move comes after Daily Press' owner in October announced "drastic and sudden" cuts to their hours.

Nov 4, 2022 | News Story

"It’s no secret that when a new administration enters the White House, it is immediately evaluated by the promises made during the election campaign.

Nov 4, 2022 | News Story

The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE), this week applauded the decision of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia blocking the proposed merger of Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster, a transaction that would reduce competition for the talent and work of writer