AFL-CIO unions and our members are committed partners in our communities, which leads many to volunteering in a range of community services—from charitable giving to running programs that help families in economic or personal crises. The AFL-CIO has an extensive Community Services Network with more than 160 full-time liaisons who link their state and local labor councils with the United Way and Red Cross chapters in communities across the country. The liaisons coordinate services for those suffering from natural disasters, financial hardship, illness, joblessness, mortgage foreclosure and other difficulties.
Connect with the Community Services Network in your area using the People Who Help Directory .
Disaster preparedness and recovery save lives and safeguard communities.
For many working families, their home is their largest financial asset. But for a growing number of us, our home is only a paycheck away from being threatened by foreclosure. Find out more.
NLC Invested, the National Labor College's online financial empowerment project, provides straight information about investing and financial security--and it doesn't try to sell any financial product. The website exists to help working families understand the concepts and tools that enhance everyone’s financially security, both now and in the future.
No one wants a strike or lockout. But when the struggle for workplace justice forces workers to vote to strike, or to be locked out by management, the union community must see that the personal and family needs of workers are met.
The Strong on and Beyond the Picket Line: Organizing an Effective Strike and Lockout Assistance Program will help state labor federations, central labor councils and local unions assess preparedness for a strike or lockout.
A guide to help state and local labor federations coordinate and assess services and develop local partnerships.
AFL-CIO Community Services Committees empower and mobilize union members, enhance labor’s image in the community and create strategic relationships in the community to help working families. This guide will help form or expand your own AFL-CIO Community Services Committee.
A guide to start, or build on an existing Workers' Memorial Day activity to educate the public and remember fallen workers in your area.
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