The Community Services Agency of the Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO, (CSA) is an independent, 501-c-3 nonprofit organization established to improve the lives of workers and their families by helping to meet their human and social service needs, building broad and diverse coalitions to promote and protect dignity and justices for all workers and empowering workers and their unions to make their communities better, more responsive places to live, work, raise a family and retire.
Even before the advent of collective bargaining, workers and their families bonded together to look out for one another. In the early days, when workers struck for fair wages, safer working conditions, and respect and dignity, or they lost employment through lay-off or injury, they went without pay and benefits, and sometimes without food, clothing, shelter and other basic necessities. To help each other, workers created “community chests” to help provide assistance to those in need, and since then, the AFL-CIO has developed a network of labor community services liaisons and labor agencies through an 80-year partnership with United Way Worldwide. The Community Services Agency of the Metropolitan Washington Council of the AFL-CIO was formed in 1991, and is the only labor-sponsored social services agency for the metro Washington area serving the District of Columbia, suburban Northern Virginia, and the Maryland counties of Montgomery, Prince Georges, Charles, Calvert and St. Mary's. CSA is a campaign participant in United Way of the National Capital Area, the Combined Federal Campaign, the DC ONE Fund and the Maryland Charity Campaign.
Board of Trustees
President Vice President Treasurer Secretary Jackie Jeter, President Mike Murphy, Business Manager, (Retired) Linda Bridges, Secretary-Treasurer Jenny Sylvester (Retired) ATU Local 689 IUOE Local 99 OPEIU, Local 2 CWA Local 2108
Executive Committee: Dan Duncan, President (Retired) Northern Virginia Area Labor Federation
Seth Couslar Randy Erwin James Griffin American Federation of State, National Federation of Federal Employees Int'l Brotherhood of Electrical Workers County, Municipal Employees, Council 26 Local 1900
Ann Hoffman (Retiree Volunteer) Linda Martin Maria Naranjo National Writers Union UNITE HERE 25 SEIU 32BJ
Julio Palomo Alex Thompson Joslyn N. Williams (Retired) Laborers International Union Alex Thompson Associates Inc. Metro Washington Council, of North America AFL-CIO