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)

Stay Safe With IAFF Safety Tips This Halloween!

Who knows public safety better than the sisters and brothers of the International Association of Fire Fighters? No One! Make sure you, your family and friends are safe and spooky, so we can all enjoy our union-made Halloween candy 🙂 On top of the ghosts and ghouls, Halloween is the most dangerous night for fatal car accidents involving child pedestrians. Read More

National Coming Out Day: LGBTQ Workers Face Discrimination At Work

Even when we’re under construction, we’ve got out our pride flag out and proud! Today, October 11, is National Coming Out Day. We at the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO are proud to celebrate the LGBTQ members of our union family. Every single one of us has the right to be free from discrimination, and unions fight every day to make workplaces better and safer for everyone regardless of sexual orientation, gender, sex, race, ethnicity, etc. Read More

PFT Local 3 Fights for Safe Schools

The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers Local 3 has been fighting for safe schools in the city of brotherly love. Asbestos and mold have been found in schools across the district, which educates 10% of Pennsylvania’s school students. PFT has taken a stand in response to dangerous levels of asbestos found in Benjamin Franklin/SLA (Science Leadership Academy). Read More