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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Sep 22, 2023 | News Story

Support animation production workers by sending a letter to encourage Disney leadership to do the right thing and recognize the demand of Production Coordinators, Production Managers, and Production Supervisors to join IATSE Local 839, The Animation Guild (TAG).

Sep 27

Join members from the UAW for a Solidarity Picket with Writers Guild of America East and SAG-AFTRA members! The UAW, WGAE, and SAG-AFTRA are coming together in support of striking workers here in NYC and across the country. At Amazon/HBO, 450 West 33rd Street at 10th Avenue.

Sep 8, 2023 | News Story

Staten Island Ferry workers who have gone without a pay raise since 2009 on Monday announced the achievement of a transformative new collective bargaining agreement with the City that guarantees an immediate 28.55% retroactive salary increase for the ferry system’s roughly 120 engineers, captains

Sep 15, 2023 | News Story

On Saturday morning, the rain held off and spirits soared as more than 75,000 workers from across our City and region came together to march in solidarity up Fifth Avenue at the 2023 NYC Labor Day Parade.

Sep 15, 2023 | News Story

At 11:59 last night, contracts for 150,000 UAW autoworkers at Ford, General Motors, and Stellantis expired.

Sep 15, 2023 | News Story

During the busy Saturday afternoon shopping rush, members of REI Union SoHo stopped work and walked off the job to protest REI’s decision to cut the wages of many members of the bargaining unit. ULP charges were filed regarding the wage cuts.

Sep 15, 2023 | News Story

Hundreds of union members from Long Island to Buffalo to Trenton answered the call on Thursday, as the NYS and NJ AFL-CIOs held a Union Strong Day of action in support of striking Writers Guild of America East and SAG-AFTRA members.

Sep 15, 2023 | News Story

On Thursday, Climate Jobs NY co-hosted a “Rally for Solar Power” with New York City Councilmembers Sandy Nurse, Carmen De La Rosa, Pierina Sánchez and Climate Works for All.

Sep 7, 2023 | News Story

By Vincent Alvarez, President, New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO