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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Oct 3, 2014 | News Story

American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) National President, J David Cox joined the Alliance for Retired Americans and other

Oct 3, 2014 | News Story

On Thursday members of the Motion Picture Editors Guild, IATSE Local 700, allies and supporters gathered outside of 30 Rockefeller Plaza to protest Ryan Seacrest Productions and Bravo Media’s firing of the editorial crew of Shahs of Suns

Oct 9

TWU Local 101 members maintain the gas lines and services in Brooklyn and Queens.  Their contract with National Grid is set to expire on October 15.

Oct 2

On Monday, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) filed Unfair Labor Practice charges against Bravo Media with the National Labor Relations Board.

Sep 26

After eleven years, the NLRB has issued a

Aug 28

Six months ago Utrecht workers successfully voted to unionize at the 13th street location for a decent wages, sustainable scheduling, and respect on the job. Despite a successful vote for union representation, the company has not negotiated in good faith.

Aug 22, 2014 | News Story

This week members of The Newspaper Guild, CWA Local 31003, were joined by supporters at City Hall

Aug 20, 2014 | News Story

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August 20, 2014

Statement by Matthew Loeb International President, I.A.T.S.E. on Settlement at the Metropolitan Opera with Local 1

Aug 13, 2014 | News Story

This week the New York Taxi Workers Alliance, with the help of Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and the Taxi & Limousine Commission, won restitu