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)

Stamp Out Hunger: NALC Members Give Back, Now They Need Your Solidarity

We are all aware of the essential, life-sustaining work of the United States Postal Service and the union sisters and brothers who make sure, come rain wind or snow, each of us will get our mail and our packages. For decades the NALC has held the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, which is repeatedly the largest single-day food drive in the United States. Read More

ICYMI: Community Services Institute 2020

This year’s Community Services Group photo may look a little different, but the solidarity remains the same.  For 61 years, Working. Serving. Giving. has been the motto of the PA AFL-CIO’s Community Services Committee. While many things have changed over the years, the importance of service and community still guides the work of our Community Services Labor Liaisons, CLC Community Services committees, and every union volunteer. Read More

Up and Running

When Bimbo Bakery in Hazleton closed in 2019, nearly 120 workers found themselves out of work.  Bimbo had shifted the production of bread and rolls to a facility in Lehigh Valley. Months later, on March 25th Hank McKay, president of BCTGM Local 6, received a phone call from the company. Read More