Community Services

DOWNLOAD the 2015 PA AFL-CIO Community Services Week of Action Toolkit

To revitalize American communities, workers must address massive economic shifts that have occurred in the last 20 years.  These economic shifts have removed the “ladder of opportunity” and replaced it with a deepening “well of dependence” where workers and their families must rely on the goodwill of others to survive.  Dedicated leadership and creative approaches are needed to bring forth a new labor vision within our communities realizing that each community has a unique combination of assets on which to build their future.

The mission of the AFL-CIO is to improve the lives of working families—to bring economic justice to the workplace and social justice to our nation.  To accomplish this mission we will build and change the American labor movement… (Read More)

Union Members Volunteer For Vaccination Drive in Lehigh Valley

On Thursday, April 8th, the Lehigh Valley Central Labor Council, in conjunction with Capital Blue Cross and Right Aid, held a mass COVID-19 vaccination drive at the Leigh Valley Hispanic Center in Bethlehem, PA. The drive was over a four-day period where a total of 1,000 people were vaccinated. Read More

Unions & CLUW Are Essential For Women To Succeed

A Message from CLUW PA President Laura Wentz The Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) is a constituency group of the AFL-CIO comprised of volunteer women & men throughout the country; that fight for Women’s Rights, Union Rights, Workers Rights, Human Rights & Mother Earth’s Rights throughout the country and the world. Read More

Make a Difference in the Community: Let’s Address Diaper Insecurity

On March 3rd, PA-AFL CIO President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder, and Community Services Director Dave Madsen, in conjunction with the Harrisburg-Camp Curtin YMCA, participated in a Diaper and Voter Registration Drive. Diapers are often an overlooked necessity, and it showed in the amount families that came out. Read More