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)

Need Help? Connect with a Labor Liaison

Since 1946, the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO and the United Way have joined forces to provide programs in their communities.  Following is a list of United Way Labor Liaisons, and each of them may know of local resources available during the government shutdown. Read More

The Fierce Urgency of NOW – Applying Rev. Dr. MLK

“The Fierce Urgency of Now” has been the theme of the AFL-CIO’s 2019 Martin Luther King Conference.  On this Monday in January, we celebrate and remember the life and legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Today in our country we face extraordinary circumstances, where so much political rhetoric strive to drive division between workers along the lines of demography; separating black workers from white workers, immigrants from citizens, and women from men. Read More

ALERT: Financial Resources for Federal Workers

The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO has been working with the United Way of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania 211 and the AFGE 3rd District to compile resources for workers affected by the shutdown. Here are a list of banks and credit agencies working with federal employees to provide alternatives during this time. Read More