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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Nov 3, 2023 | News Story

November 6-November 9: SAG-AFTRA members are still out on the picket lines and need our support, now more than ever!

Oct 27, 2023 | News Story

UAW national negotiators announced on Wednesday that they have reached a tentative agreement with Ford.

Oct 27, 2023 | News Story

On Thursday, AFA-CWA held a Day of Action at airports across the country, including here in NYC at LaGuardia where they were joined in solidarity by supporters including the striking members of SAG-AFTRA.

Oct 27, 2023 | News Story

Musicians of the Distinguished Concerts Orchestra, represented by AFM Local 802, have unanimously ratified their first union contract with Distinguished Concerts International New York.

Oct 27

Through November 2: Season 12 of the Workers Unite Film Festival kicks off Friday, October 27th to November 12th. Catch 50-plus films live at Cinema Village theater (22 East 12th St) from 10/27-11/2, with a selection of films available online 11/3-11/10.

Nov 8

Wednesday, November 8, 6 -7:30PM: Please join the New York Labor History Association and the Tamiment Library and Robert F.

Nov 17

Friday, November 17, 10AM-12PM: This webinar will discuss the importance of Unemployment Insurance Reform to the labor movement. Unions are a powerful voice for their members and all working people in New York State.

Oct 20, 2023 | News Story

The orchestra of NYC music producer Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY), members of American Federation of Musicians Local 802, has reached a 5 year tentative agreement after eight months on strike and four years of bargaining.

Oct 20, 2023 | News Story

Allies from the NYC Labor Movement rallied in New York City on Wednesday in support of BCTGM Local 390G workers on strike against International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF) in Memphis, Tenn.