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)

Union Members Are Serving Solidarity Across the Commonwealth

There are stories across Pennsylvania of workers helping workers. This is the definition of solidarity. Central Labor Councils are stepping up and distributing food to those in need and to workers on the front lines.   ATU Local 1241 members at the Red Rose Transit Authority are distributing masks to members and their riders. Read More

Essential Workers Need Their Unions

Sometimes it takes a tragedy to see the truth.  The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a light on a fact that the Union Movement has known for decades.  Working people need a voice on the job. We see the consequences of economic neglect every day in the news.   Read More

Pennsylvania Unions Doing Their Part in Voluntary Retooling, Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Reports

(HARRISBURG) Pennsylvania faces major shortages in our healthcare system response.  Pennsylvania workers are ready to do their part.  Now, unions are working with companies, to ensure a successful and swift transition in manufacturing to produce the personal protective equipment and ventilators in short supply. Read More