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 Community Service Honors Veterans This Holiday Season

This report was submitted by Erie-Crawford Community Services Labor Liaison Ron Oliver. On December 7, 2019, United Steelworkers Local 3199 members will hold a Christmas party for 35 to 40 low income kids at the USW union hall. Food, gifts and games made for a fun holiday celebration. Read More

Union Members Serve as Santa’s Helpers for Holiday Season

Service to our communities and giving back to those in need is a hallmark of union activism. This week we’d like to spotlight three Central Labor Councils held community service projects that benefit children in need in communities across the state this holiday season. Read More

Penn State Labor School Offers November Trainings For Union Activists

The Penn State Labor School is offering the following trainings in both Pittsburgh and the Lehigh Valley this MONTH. The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO and local Labor Councils across the Commonwealth are proud to partner with the institution to provide educational and development opportunities to our unions and our members. Read More