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)

Equal Pay Day for All

63 Cents on the Dollar Isn’t Good Enough

August 7, 2018 marks Black Women’s Equal Pay Day.  It takes a Black woman an additional 8 months to make what her white male counterparts make in a year because on average her wages equate to 63 cents on the dollar.  Read More
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Union-Made-In-America Beer: The Best Way to Celebrate #InternationalBeerDay

American beer brewing and the Labor Movement have a long legacy together dating back to the National Union of United Brewery Workmen founded in 1886.  Thousands of union members across the country are working in some of America’s oldest breweries.  On International Beer Day, show your support for ethical workplaces and your union brothers and sisters by choosing union-made brews! Read More
Union Vets Pittsburgh

Support Veterans in the Workplace

Today is the anniversary of President Barack Obama’s signing of the Veterans’ Skills to Job Act.   This piece of legislation made it easier for veterans to transfer the skills they earned in the military into the licenses they need for joining the civilian workforce.   Read More