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)


2019 Scholarship Essay Contest is Here!

The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO will be accepting applications for the 2019 Scholarship Essay Contest.  All entries must be submitted or postmarked by February 15, 2019. Every year the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO offers scholarships to affiliated union members and their families. The criteria for entering are broken up into two categories with different topics for each surrounding an opportunity for students to learn more about the importance of Organized Labor in America. Read More
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5 Reasons to Be Thankful For Your Union

This holiday many of us will sit down with our families and friends and share what we are most thankful for.  The health and safety of those we love the most, the troops who serve our country, the opportunities we have to make our way in the world are just a few of the things we will share. Read More

Veterans Day: Labor Turns To Community Service

In honor of our country’s veterans, the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO’s Community Service Liaisons across the state have launched projects centered around giving back to their community.  Being pro-veteran isn’t about a lapel pin or a political party. Our veterans face real issues that require community support and constructive action.  Read More