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)

2018 – A Year in Review

On Monday February 26th, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 case.  The American union movement came together in a weekend of action in the days before to demonstrate our solidarity with our public-sector brothers and sisters. Read More

Unions Lead the Way By Giving Back

This story was submitted by Nicole Fuller, Community Services Liaison for the Philadelphia AFL-CIO. Community Service is the foundation of the Labor Movement.  Unions have always led the way in offering a helping hand to our brothers and sisters and the community at large.  Read More

Union ArcAngels in Lancaster County

There are 236 union ArcAngels in Lancaster County this year.  Since 2004, the Lancaster County Central Labor Council has taken part in the ArcAngels program by buying, wrapping, and giving Christmas presents for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.    Throughout her tenure, Lancaster’s Central Labor Council President Jean Martin has focused the labor movement’s efforts in the community on service.  Read More