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)

Pennsylvania Unions Doing Their Part in Voluntary Retooling, Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Reports

(HARRISBURG) Pennsylvania faces major shortages in our healthcare system response.  Pennsylvania workers are ready to do their part.  Now, unions are working with companies, to ensure a successful and swift transition in manufacturing to produce the personal protective equipment and ventilators in short supply. Read More

UnionPlus Benefits During COVID-19

As COVID-19 impacts our communities and workplaces, we are sharing the most recent program updates we have so that you and your members are aware of resources available as well as any program changes that may impact them. Union Plus is working with its program providers to facilitate additional assistance to members. Read More

Unemployment Compensation and COVID-19

Today, Governor Tom Wolf ordered all nonessential businesses closed across the Commonwealth. Many hard-working men and women, often in hourly wage jobs, in retail, services, and entertainment industries, along with many more are facing economic uncertainty in the face of this public health crisis. Read More