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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Members of the Professional Staff Congress (PSC), the union of CUNY faculty and professional staff, will rally before work outside CUNY Central (205 E. 42nd St.) the morning of Monday, February 27, the day before their contract expires. Arrive at 7:30 AM. Rally begins at 8 AM.
Workers from the YouTube Music content operations have been organizing to build power in their workplace.
In response to these workers exercising their legally protected rights, their employers Google & Cognizant are retaliatiing against them.
The New York City musicians' union, AFM Local 802, has announced a strike against Distinguished Concerts International New York, a for-profit company that produces concerts at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center and that boas
The New York City musicians' union, AFM Local 802 has announced a strike against Distinguished Concerts International New York, a for-profit company that produces concerts at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center and that boasts a roster of 257 musicians.
The collective bargaining contract for city workers expired in May 2021, and the last time these public servants received a pay increase was in 2019– long before hundreds of municipal workers lost their lives to COVID-19 while showing up to make New York City run.
The WGA East has filed an unfair labor practice charge against the Bustle Digital Group, in response to the termination of three members who were laid off there recently in retaliation for their concerted, protected union activity in violation of the National Labor Relations Act.
Manhattan D.A. Announces Creation of Offices First Worker Protection Unit to Combat Wage Theft, Protect New Yorkers From Unsafe Work Conditions
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin L. Bragg, Jr., yesterday announced the creation of the Office’s first-ever Worker Protection Unit to investigate and prosecute wage theft and other forms of worker harassment and exploitation across Manhattan’s many industries.
Legislation has been introduced in the state Senate and Assembly, S1978A (Ramos)/A2204A (Joyner), that would raise and index the minimum wage to inflation. The legislation would help New York break the cycle of infrequent increases that lead to insufficient minimum wage.
Committee of Interns and Residents/SEIU members at Elmhurst Hospital will hold a rally demanding patient and healthcare worker equity on Tuesday February 21, 2023 from 5 pm - 6 pm.