Community Services

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)

Labor Springs Into Action!

Photos and story from Dave Madsen, Community Services and Education Director Throughout the spring, organized labor community services committees have organized various community service projects, from coordinating mass vaccination drives to supporting homeless veterans and raising food donations at local food pantries.  Read More

Celebrate Moms for Mothers’ Day & End the Maternal Pay Gap!

We always encourage everyone to buy union-made and Mothers’ Day is no different. Check out this list at UnionPlus.org. Now, let’s address the real irony of Mothers’ Day coming just after May 5th, Mom’s Equal Pay Day. Yes, moms experience a larger wage gap than women without children; we financially penalize having children when we refuse to acknowledge that the labor of women is actually work. Read More

Pennsylvania Unions Observe Workers’ Memorial Day and Advocate for PRO ACT With Week of Action

Allegheny-Fayette CLC Workers’ Memorial Day Observance April 28, 2021 at 12PM  City County Bldg.,  414 Grant St,  Pittsburgh, PA 15219 Erie-Crawford CLC Workers’ Memorial Day Observance Wednesday, 4/28/2021 at 6PM at  Perry Square, West Pavilion Harrisburg CLC Workers’ Memorial Observance Monday, April 26 at 9:00AM Labor’s Grove  Susquehanna Riverfront Harrisburg, PA PRO Act Rally at Senator Toomey’s Office Tuesday, April 27 at 12:30PM 3rd Street and Walnut Harrisburg, PA Scranton CLC Workers Memorial Observance Wednesday, April 28 at 10AM PennDOT 81 Keystone Industrial Park Road, Dunmore, PA 18512 Johnstown CLC PRO Act Rally at Senator Toomey’s Office April 29 at 4:00PM 1397 Eisenhower Blvd Ebensburg, PA 15904 Lehigh Valley CLC Workers’ Memorial Day Observance Sunday, April 25, at 1:00PM Bethlehem Rose GardenP Reading-Berks CLC HEROES Picnic May 1, Saturday at 5:00PM Reading Phillies Stadium Schuylkill County CLC Workers Memorial Day Observance Saturday April 24 at 10AM Miners’ Statue 1565 Bunting Street, Pottsville, PA The Intersection of Route 209 and 901 Washington-Greene CLC Workers’ Memorial Day Observance Thursday, April 29 at 6:30PM Trades and Labor Building 1 South College Street Washington, PA Read More