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)

CENSUS 2020: Why Pennsylvania Needs A Complete Count

“Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons . . . The actual Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent Term of ten Years, in such Manner as they shall by Law direct. Read More

Martin Luther King Day- Remembering a Workers’ Champion

Our union sisters and brothers have long honored the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., whose life was tragically cut short in Memphis TN where the civil rights leader was support striking AFSCME sanitation workers. Labor Unions remember and pay tribute to the fight for civil rights and Dr. Read More

Unions to Throw Holiday Party for Striking Families at Langeloth

The holiday season is in full swing! Are you aware, 89 members of UAW 1311 have been on strike at the Langeloth Metallurgical in Langeloth, PA in Washington County since September 9. This season is about a lot more than gifts and cookies and too much food; it’s a time to show our solidarity with one another through service. Read More