Labor In Action

See What Labor Is Doing Across The State!

This new section of our website is to showcase some of the good work that Labor does every day. If your CLC or union is taking part in a community services project, send us information and pictures so that we can share! info@paaflcio.org

Schuylkill CLC Makes A Difference For Family After Fire

Story from Community Services Director Dave Madsen. When the McDonald family lost their home in a tragic fire during the holiday season, the Schuylkill County Labor Council jumped into in action and raised money to help the McDonald family. While no monetary contribution can replace a home, Central Labor Council President Anne Kurtek and Community Services Chair Tony Boyle were able to donate a $200 donation the McDonald family, who were extremely grateful for the help. Read More

When Union Workers Take On Corporate Greed

This is part one in a serialized look at Pennsylvania workers’ fight against a rigged economy and corporate greed. Workers at the Wabtec/GE Transportation plant in Erie, PA are back on the job after an internationally recognized strike.   For nine days the workers in northwest Pennsylvania held the picket line, joined by family members, the community and the solidarity of other unions,  On Monday, February 25, Wabtec, Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corp., Read More

Rapid Response Alert: Resources for Furloughed Federal Workers

The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO has worked with community service liaisons and partners across the Commonwealth to provide resources to the more than 12,000 federal workers affected by the government shutdown and their families. The State Federation has compiled a set of resources for Pennsylvania’s federal and subcontracted workers being denied their paychecks. Read More