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)

A New CLUW Chapter in Pennsylvania!

We want to congratulate our sisters in the York-Adams Central Labor Council, who were granted their official chapter charter this week!  They join Pennsylvania’s seven other CLUW sister chapters: Central PA, Laurel Highlands, Neshaminy-Bucks, Northeast PA, Philadelphia, and Southwest PA. We encourage all union brothers and sisters to show their support for equality in the workplace, join your local CLUW chapter and get involved! Read More

Labor Education Plays Key Role for Future of Unions

This week, the United Association for Labor Education held its 2019 Annual Conference in Philadelphia. This year’s theme centered on the intersection of Labor and Social Movements. Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale was proud to kick off the event and welcome labor educators from around the country to our Commonwealth. Read More

Save The Date: PA AFL-CIO Announces Summer Events

Every Summer, the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO hosts two educational and strategic institutes designed to inspire and inform union activists on making a difference. In July, the Community Services Institute aims at educating union activists on the resources in their community and coalition building. Read More