The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO has worked with community service liaisons and partners across the Commonwealth to provide resources to the more than 12,000 federal workers affected by the government shutdown and their families.
The State Federation has compiled a set of resources for Pennsylvania’s federal and subcontracted workers being denied their paychecks. We will update as more resources become available. Please see the documents below for reference.
In the meantime, call Senator Pat Toomey and your representative in Congress, and keep calling them until this shutdown comes to an end.
- ‘Find Help in Your Community’ – the United Way’s 2-1-1 referral line that puts people in touch with local resources related to the following topics: food, shelter, employment, education, healthcare, mental health services, veterans’ services, and more;
- Local food pantry distribution points, and how to determine if a person is entitled to unemployment compensation and apply accordingly;
- Lenders who may be willing to defer loan payment expectations for unpaid and furloughed U.S. government workers during this shutdown period, and healthcare providers who may be willing to defer premium payments;
- The list of United Way AFL-CIO Labor Liaisons, who may know of local resources;
- The map of Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Central Labor Councils, and the contact information for their leadership; and
A flyer encouraging workers to contact their U.S. Congressional Member and U.S. Senator Toomey, and ask them to support bipartisan legislation to end the government shutdown.