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)
Labor Day is a day to honor working people and the contributions we make to our country. As we celebrate this weekend with our families and friends, we must keep in mind that there are many workers in this country who will not be so fortunate. Read More
The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO hosted our 57th Annual Community Services Institute in Pittsburgh this past week, where President Rick Bloomingdale welcomed everyone to the opening session. In his speech he underlined the importance of individuals attending annual community services institute. Later on, the President of the Allegheny County CLC, Jack Shea, spoke. Read More
Workers’ Memorial Day is an important symbol of our ongoing fight for safe workplaces, so that every worker can go to work and return home safe and healthy at the end of the day. Every April 28th, unions and community organizations, workers and central labor bodies hold events to remember those who have died, and to renew our conviction to continue the fight for workers. Read More