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)

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

Labor Springs Into Action!

Photos and story from Dave Madsen, Community Services and Education Director Throughout the spring, organized labor community services committees have organized various community service projects, from coordinating mass vaccination drives to supporting homeless veterans and raising food donations at local food pantries.  Read More

Celebrate Moms for Mothers’ Day & End the Maternal Pay Gap!

We always encourage everyone to buy union-made and Mothers’ Day is no different. Check out this list at UnionPlus.org. Now, let’s address the real irony of Mothers’ Day coming just after May 5th, Mom’s Equal Pay Day. Yes, moms experience a larger wage gap than women without children; we financially penalize having children when we refuse to acknowledge that the labor of women is actually work. Read More