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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Jan 28

LIUNA Local 79 will join an alliance of Building Trades Unions & community groups to demand that the rezoning & redevelopment of Brooklyn neighborhoods includes Union Labor.
 

Jan 9, 2015 | News Story

This week, City Hall reached a tentative $248 million contract deal with IUOE Locals 891 and 94, which represent public school custodians, firemen, and 

Jan 14

Join Build-Up NYC and NYC Council Member Costa Constantinides to learn about new opportunities for careers in construction, building maintenance and operations

Dec 19, 2014 | News Story

This past Tuesday ALIGN, along with the Blue Green Alliance, the New York City Environmental Justice Alliance, the National AFL-CIO and the New York City Central Labor Council, held a forum to

Dec 12, 2014 | News Story

This week, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey proposed a wage increase for workers at the region’s three major airports.  Members of U

Dec 12, 2014 | News Story

This week, hundreds of horse carriage supporters gathered at City Hall for an afternoon rally, supporting the workers and protesting Councilman Danny Dromm's measure to outlaw the iconic industry. The carriage drivers are members of Teamsters Local 553.
 

Dec 1, 2014 | Press Release

New York, NY - New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO President Vincent Alvarez today released the following statement, reaffirming the Council's support of the horse carriage industry:

Dec 4

The contract between CWA and Verizon is nearing its expiration.

Join CWA Local 1101 outside of Verizon headquarters on the 25th anniversary of the 1989 Strike.

Nov 22

Yesterday, workers at Vegas Auto Spa in Brooklyn set up a picket line outside the car wash after being locked out by the business owner.