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)

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AFL-CIO’s 2017 Convention Concludes in St. Louis

The National AFL-CIO held its 28th Constitutional Convention in St. Louis, Missouri this week.  Delegates re-elected President Richard Trumka, Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler, and Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre.  The Convention marked a recommitment to organizing, civil rights, voting rights, humane immigration policies, trade policies that put working people first, a worker’s bill of rights, a representative and diverse labor movement that will fight for ALL working people. Read More

Happy Halloween: Give Union-Made Treats From PA!

Every Pennsylvanian knows that our Commonwealth is home to Hershey’s Chocolate. The hard-working union members of BCTGM and UFCW continue to manufacture these iconically American treats. This Halloween it’s easier than ever to support good, union jobs right here in Pennsylvania!  Read More
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YouthBuild Students Take Part in Day of Caring, Reading

United Community Services for Working Families, an agency associated with the Reading-Berks Central Labor Council, recently participated in the United Way Day of Caring in Reading when its cohort of YouthBuild students volunteered to clean up Aulenbach’s Cemetery. Eight YouthBuild students along with the UCSWF President Ashley Chambers and program instructors spent the day cleaning up fallen tree branches, mowing the grass and power-washing the buildings.  Read More