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)

Schuylkill CLC Makes A Difference For Family After Fire

Story from Community Services Director Dave Madsen. When the McDonald family lost their home in a tragic fire during the holiday season, the Schuylkill County Labor Council jumped into in action and raised money to help the McDonald family. While no monetary contribution can replace a home, Central Labor Council President Anne Kurtek and Community Services Chair Tony Boyle were able to donate a $200 donation the McDonald family, who were extremely grateful for the help. Read More

Black History Month: Fanny Jackson Coppin, an Education Legacy

Our Commonwealth has been a home to many of history’s great activists and educators, too many of whom go without mention. This Black History Month, we are highlighting Black Pennsylvanians and Union Leaders who have worked to make the world better in the past, the present, and the future. Read More

WINC: Women in Nontraditional Careers

This story was shared by Tara Toms, Apprenticeship Coordinator, Keystone Development Partnership. On January 26th through 28th, tradeswomen and workforce partners from Philadelphia gathered virtually for theWomen In Nontraditional Careers Institute (WINC). The WINC project is a regional collaborative partnership to support, increase, and advance women’s participation in construction, manufacturing, and transit careers. Read More