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)

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Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Kicks Off Community Services Institute in Reading, PA

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale, Community Services Chairman and Executive Director of AFSCME Council 13 Dave Fillman, Reading-Berks Central Labor Council President Bob Hoffmaster and Reading Branch NAACP President Stacey Taylor welcomed delegates to the 2017 Community Services Institute on Wednesday evening’s General Session. Read More
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Just Around The Corner: The 2017 Community Services Institute

Next week, the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO will host its 2017 Community Services Institute from Wednesday, July 19th through Saturday, July 22nd, which will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Reading, PA. Our aim is to provide an innovative and inspiring experience for the union members and community-minded activists who attend.  Read More
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Days To Go Until We Stamp Out Hunger

On Monday, Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder joined the President Paul Rozzi of the Pennsylvania State Association of Letter Carriers and Joe Arthur the CEO of the Central Pennsylvania Food Banks in announcing the 25th Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.  Read More