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)

Rapid Response Alert: Resources for Furloughed Federal Workers

The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO has worked with community service liaisons and partners across the Commonwealth to provide resources to the more than 12,000 federal workers affected by the government shutdown and their families. The State Federation has compiled a set of resources for Pennsylvania’s federal and subcontracted workers being denied their paychecks. Read More

Enroll Now for 2019 Lehigh Valley Labor Activist Academy

This program consists of four short courses that equip and inform labor activists and leaders to meet the challenges facing today’s labor movement. The courses are also designed to develop critical thinking skills and to increase the capacity for building power. Read More

5 Things You Can Do to Build The Union Movement in 2019

Now that 2019 is here, many of us are testing out our new year’s resolutions.  This year, let us all resolve to do what we can to drive our unions and our movement forward. 62% of Americans    Last year, labor unions and union members were at the forefront of historic demonstrations of collective action and community mobilizations.  Read More