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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Apr 26

The 109 unionized employees of nonprofit legal services organization Mobilization for Justice, Inc. (MFJ) have been out on strike since February 23, and they need NYC Labor’s support!

Apr 19, 2024 | News Story

UPDATE: As of 8:00PM on April 19, 2024, the writers at Sesame Workshop have reached a tentative agreement!

 

Apr 19, 2024 | News Story

On April 11th, workers at Partners Coffee in Brooklyn joined UFCW Local 1500 for the fair wages and other benefits that come with a union contract.  The 27 workers of Partners Coffee include workers at the production warehouse, café, and kitchen staff.

Apr 12, 2024 | News Story

Members of the Fordham Graduate Student Workers union (FGSW-CWA Local 1104) have voted by an overwhelming 98 percent supermajority to give union leaders the authority to call a strike if negotiations between FGSW-CWA and university leadership fail to reach a fair settlement.

Apr 12, 2024 | News Story

Seeking to strengthen high-quality free legal services for New Yorkers and fight high turnover, union members at Mobilization for Justice hit a historic landmark this week as their strike is in its seventh week.

Apr 12, 2024 | News Story

The NYC CLC and UFT recently hosted a Labor Women's Power Breakfast as part of our celebration of Women's History Month in March.

Apr 5, 2024 | News Story

This week, the Association of Legislative Employees (ALE) reached a tentative agreement with the NYC Council for its first-ever contract.

Apr 5, 2024 | News Story

Postdoctoral researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine have signed up more than 80% of coworkers on authorization cards, expressing support for forming a union with the United Auto Workers.

Apr 5, 2024 | News Story

More than 60 elected officials throughout New York have signed onto

Apr 5, 2024 | News Story

At a time of crushing childcare costs in New York City and around the country, the labor-backed Child Care Facilitated Enrollment Project is one bright spot for working-class families.