Community Services

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)

Richard Trumka Days of Action: Join an Event Near You!

In memory of our late National AFL-CIO President, we’ve kicked off our Richard L. Trumka Days of Action Community Services campaign! So far, the Allegheny-Fayette Central Labor Council held a litter clean-up Monday morning on the Northside of Pittsburgh. The Harrisburg Regional Central Labor Council held a Labor Day of Action hosting four opportunities for volunteers: writing thank you cards for veterans; wrapping diapers at Mission Central; Helping with food distribution at the Midwest Food Bank, and cleaning up the CLC. Read More

PA-AFL CIO Announces Days of Action Campaign in Honor of Richard Trumka

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka (1949-2021) In honor of the life and legacy of the late AFL-CIO President and Pennsylvania native Richard L. Trumka, the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO is organizing a Richard L. Trumka Days of Action campaign.  We are asking that Central Labor Councils and affiliates plan a community services project of their choosing for the week of November 8th through the 13th.  Read More

Harrisburg CLC hosts Diaper Drive to Address Community Need

On Saturday September 11th The Harrisburg Central Labor Council in conjunction with the Harrisburg Diaper bank and several other non-profits participated in a diaper drive. Diapers are often an overlooked necessity, and it showed in the amount families that came out. According to the National Diaper Bank Network a non-profit that works on diaper insecurity. Read More