CFL Initiative and Community Service Programs

CFL Workforce & Community Initiative CFL Initiative Logo | ph: 312-565-9431

The Chicago Federation of Labor Workforce & Community Initiative connects job seekers to employers by developing and strengthening skilled workers and making it easy for employers to find the right talent. As active partners in workforce development, we identify issues, develop solutions and share best practices from what we learn from job seekers and employers. We advocate for strengthening worker training and creating long lasting relationships with employers.


Chicago Federation of Labor Community Services

Gus Fuguitt: 312-906-2434
Mike Hartge: 312-906-2432

In partnership with the United Way, the Chicago Federation of Labor and the AFL-CIO work together to help union members in need of valuable local services, especially during traumatic times such as a layoff. Last year, the Community Services Department conducted a three-day seminar for union activists titled, “When the Paycheck Stops: The Laid-Off Members’ Lifeline." It also partnered with UNITE HERE Local 1 to offer informational services to laid-off workers at the Hyatt and Congress Hotels and conducted a similar event with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 134 to assist unemployed members obtain valuable services.


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