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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The Atlantic’s business and technology teams announced the formation of a union Thursday, the latest sign of growing support for unions among both tech and administrative workers in the media industry.
NYU Adjunct faculty members rallied for wage justice in Union Square Wednesday as their bargaining team gave NYU the union's initial wage demands proposal.
This week, CJNY and Cornell's School of Industrial and Labor Relation's Labor Leading on Climate Initiative facilitated another climate change and offshore wind education seminar.
The WIRED union, a unit of The NewsGuild of New York, which represents more than 55 workers at the technology magazine, reached an agreement on a first contract with management late Monday night.
Last week, one of the Starbucks Workers United leaders who had recently led the successful unionization of his store in Astoria, Queens was unjustly fired by the company. This is the first firing of a union leader in downstate NY.
On Wednesday, less than an hour after Guttmacher Employees United won their union with OPEIU Local 153 by an overwhelming margin of 61-2, the Guttmacher In
DC 9 Business Manager Joseph Azzopardi has penned an OpEd for amNY on the importance of union labor and the role of the Finishing Trades in transitioning to clean energy.
Management has slow-walked WIRED Union's bargaining for over a year, refuses to discuss rights participation, and refuses to allow members of the Reviews team in the bargaining unit, in spite of their vital work for the outlet.
Carlos Moncayo (pictured) was just 22 when he was crushed to death by thousands of pounds of dirt at a construction site in Manhattan’s meatpacking district. More than seven years later, a construction safety bill named after him could become law, if Gov. Kathy Hochul chooses to sign it.
Unionized employees of HarperCollins Publishers have voted by 99% to authorize a strike if the publisher does not agree to a fair contract. Local 2110 of the UAW represents 250+ employees in editorial, sales, publicity, design, legal, and marketing departments.