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 19, 2014 | News Story

Wouldn’t it be amazing if working families gathered together on Black Friday and sent a message to the country’s largest employer that its workers deserve a living wage and full-time work? Well, that’s exactly what’s going to happen, and you can be a part of it.

Nov 28

Walmart is the largest private employer in the world, and the Walton family, owners of the company, has more wealth than 43% of Americans combined.

Nov 13

Postal workers across the country will come together for a National Day of Action to tell Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe and the USPS Board of Governors: Stop Delaying America's Mail!  Please join in!

Oct 29

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Nov 6

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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.