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)

2019 Scholarship Essay Contest Winners Announced!

Each year, the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO offers higher education scholarships to union members and their families. This contest is supported by the State Federation, and funding is provided by union affiliates. The goal is to promote student awareness of the Labor Movement’s vital contributions to this nation’s economic, social, and political fabric. Read More

Have You Registered for the 2019 Community Services Institute?

Only two more weeks to register for the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO’s Annual Community Services Institute! This year, we are featuring panels on young worker organizing, workshops on workforce development and reintegration of the formerly incarcerated, as well as training on service project planning and management. Read More

Training with the Penn State Labor School

The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO is proud to work with the Penn State Labor School to connect labor leaders and union members with training and development opportunities. Every Summer the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO hosts our Community Services Institute (July 10 – July 13, 2019) and our COPE Institute (August 16 – August 18, 2019), because we understand the value of bringing union activists together to learn from one another and build our movement. Read More