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)

The PENNSYLVANIA AFL-CIO Supports Red Cross Efforts as Blood Donations Plummet during Coronavirus Outbreak

As blood drive cancellations increase due to coronavirus concerns, The PENNSYLVANIA AFL-CIO urges healthy individuals to give blood or platelets to help patients in need. The American Red Cross has reported that tens of thousands of much-need blood donations have gone uncollected as organizations and businesses that hold blood drives have temporarily closed during this pandemic. Read More

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Sends Letter to Governor Wolf Calling for Worker Safety Protections

(HARRISBURG) The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO sent a letter to Governor Tom Wolf, on behalf of the more than 700,000 union members across the Commonwealth, calling for action on COVID-19: “Dear Governor Wolf: People across Pennsylvania are seeing their everyday lives impacted by our Nation’s public health crisis.  In the past week we have seen policy measures enacted to protect public health from the spread of COVID-19.  All working people have a part to play in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, and workers’ rights must be treated as primary concerns with concrete solutions, not with inadequate, short-term gestures. Read More

Unions Take Action On COVID-19

This week, the COVID-19 virus pandemic has understandably been centerstage. The Labor movement urges all working people to take the necessary precautions to protect your health and that of your neighbors and co-workers. The National AFL-CIO has compiled an extensive list of industry-specific guidelines, with recommendations and information from affiliate unions, the Centers for Disease Control, World Health Organization, and OSHA. Read More