“Labor’s Community Service Agency has been a champion for the health, well-being, and stability of families and individuals throughout the Columbia-Willamette region for forty-five years. We work hand-in-hand with United Way, local labor unions, working families, local workforce development partners, and a host of education, health, and human service organizations to encourage civic responsibility and participation, promote the greater good of our community, and provide compassionate solutions through our social service and safety net programs.”
While unions as a whole help to boost wages and improve the lives of their members, that doesn’t mean that union members are immune to financial hardship. There are a variety of reasons why union members may find themselves struggling to pay utility bills, rent, groceries, or other necessities.
At AFSCME Local 88, we believe that an injury to one is an injury to all and that we need to stand in solidarity and support one another through difficult times. We currently offer assistance for temporary financial hardships through a partnership with Labor’s Community Service Agency.
If you need assistance with paying utilities, rent, groceries, transitional housing (adults only), birthday presents for your children, or other similar needs, please fill out the Request Assistance Webform. Somebody should contact you within 24-48 hours (although it may be longer if you submit the form over a holiday or weekend). Thank you so much for trusting us and we hope that we can be of service to you through this hard time.
From our friends at LCSA – Labor’s Community Service Agency: It has come to our attention that a wave of overpayment notices are being sent out to claimants previously on Unemployment Insurance in Oregon, due to a recent internal audit conducted at the Employment Department. These overpayment notices can be both confusing and intimidating to
Labor’s Community Service Agency, an organization that AFSCME Local 88 partners with and that serves local union members in need. LCSA has seen an increase in homelessness among union workers in Portland and as a result LCSA has obtained private rooms at a local transitional housing program. These rooms are free to union members experiencing