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 2, 2018 | News Story

Yesterday, content creators at Al Jazeera English, based in the United States, voted overwhelmingly to recognize SAG-AFTRA as their union ̶ with 97 percent voting in favor. The election was conducted by mail ballot and votes were counted this afternoon by the National Labor Relations Board.

Oct 26, 2018 | News Story

Workers in United Airlines’ catering kitchens in five cities have voted overwhelmingly to unionize with UNITE HERE. In a National Mediation Board election lasting five weeks, 72% of United catering workers voted to join the union.

Oct 26, 2018 | News Story

The Unit Council of Law360, a New York-based legal news service owned by LexisNexis, announced on Tuesday that their members voted overwhelmingly in favor of authorizing a strike if necessary to secure a first contract.

Oct 26, 2018 | News Story

“New York City is a union town,” they chanted — thousands of voices reverberating off of office buildings and down the upper Manhattan street on Tuesday afternoon.

Oct 19, 2018 | News Story

Postal Workers, members of Congress, and allies gathered at the Hunts Point Post Office on Tuesday to call for the immediate reinstatement of posting banking services and explain why it's a winning proposal for all stakeholders: the U.S.

Nov 1

Who doesn’t love raising money for huge, heartless multinational companies?
 
We need you at the BBH NY office Thursday, Nov. 1. SAG-AFTRA’s greatest power is the solidarity of our members. It’s time to show our strength – and good will.
  

Oct 19, 2018 | News Story

Sisters & Brothers:

Workers at Charter/Spectrum have been on strike since March 2017 fighting for good healthcare and retirement security at a highly profitable company.

Oct 5, 2018 | News Story

Columbia University postdoctoral researchers announced Thursday that they’ve voted overwhelmingly to choose Columbia Postdoctoral Workers-UAW (CPW-UAW) as their union.

Oct 5, 2018 | News Story

After a two year campaign by the Independent Drivers Guild, New York’s Taxi and Limousine Commission held a hearing on Wednesday on the nation’s first livable wage rules for drivers for apps like Uber and Lyft.

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.