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)

During Teacher Appreciation Week, AFT/PFT Give Solidarity

The American Federation of Teachers represents teachers and healthcare workers on the frontlines. As more parents are taking on the task of homeschooling, we are all reminded of the extraordinary work our educators do every day. The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO thanks each and every one of our educators, nurses, and public employees for the extraordinary work they do. Read More

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, Union Members Observe Workers’ Memorial Day

The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO held a press call and virtual memorial service for Workers’ Memorial Day.  We were joined by rank and file union members from the COVID-19 front-lines, who shared their stories of workplace conditions and the impact they’ve seen this virus have on their communities. 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