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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Join the MAY DAY Rally to END INCOME INEQUALITY
Meet at Billionaire Walmart owner Alice Walton’s home on the corner of 60th St. between Park and Lexington Ave.
After nine months of bargaining, PSC-CUNY has seen no acceptable progress on a contract agreement.
Join PSC-CUNY for an emergency rally at Hunter College to show CUNY managers that Professors need a contract that addresses both salaries and working conditions.
Make history in New York on April 15, 2015. // Haz historia en Nueva York este 15 de abril.
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Join Build Up NYC to kick off their campaign for good jobs in East New York, the Bronx and all across NYC!
Join the Workmen's Circle and the Workers Unite Film Festival as they continue the Raise the Wage Film Series with screenings of:
Tangled Threads • Tears in the Fabric • Rise of the Oppressed • The Story of New York
New York, NY - President Vincent Alvarez of the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, today released the following statement regarding NYU's refusal to reach a fair contract for graduate student researchers and instructors:
The UAW represents over 1200 graduate workers at New York University and have been in negotiations for a contract for over one year.
1,400 jobs are being moved from FEGS to new agencies. For most, no guarantees are being made to keep the workers employed doing the work they have always done – caring for the poor, the weak, the ill and the disabled.