Labor's Community Service Agency

LCSA: 200 bags of toys

ILWU Local 8 took top honors this time for gathering the most toys in LCSA's annual Presents From Partners holiday gift drive.

Unions launch 2023 toy drive

Labor’s Community Service Agency has launched its 2023 toy drive competition, and this year it’s expanding the number of contestants.

Presents from Partners: Union family and allies step up in support

Through collective action, LCSA was able to serve almost 200 families and 500 children during this year's Presents from Partners event.

Sending aid to union families in hardship

This year, the annual Presents from Partners project hosted by LCSA helped about 180 union families, including about 500 kids.

Presents from Partners

The annual charity drive is a way to make holidays a little brighter for union families that find themselves in hardship.

Presents from Partners set for Dec. 17

Labor’s Community Service Agency will hold the annual event in which the union community donates holiday gifts to families in need.

New leader at LCSA

Labor’s Community Service Agency executive director Eryn Byram is leaving for a job leading the Metropolitan Alliance for Workforce Equity.

LCSA helps homeless union members get back into housing

Labor’s Community Service Agency, a nonprofit connected to United Way and local labor groups, is helping union members get back into housing.

Another season when local unions came together to help families in need 

On a chilly Saturday, over 50 unions joined together to deliver food, gifts and toys to the doorsteps of over 500 children.

LCSA raising funds for annual Presents from Partners event

LCSA reports many union families are still struggling due to the impact of the pandemic and are in need of assistance. 

Union apprenticeship programs to compete in toy drive for union families in hardship

Labor’s Community Services Agency’s (LCSA) Presents from Partners holiday event takes place in mid-December. 

Labor’s Community Service Agency hires new staffer, launches spring fundraiser

Labor’s Community Service Agency, serving union families statewide, has launched a COVID Safety-Net Spring Fundraiser through May 31.


March 11 will mark a year since COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic. The pandemic hit the local union movement highly unevenly.

Labor’s Community Service Agency steps up big time in 2020

When a pandemic and wildfires hit Oregon and Southwest Washington, LCSA distributed over $325,000 to 1,800 working class families.

A Coronavirus Kind of Christmas

Overcoming coronavirus restrictions, 50 unions participated in LCSA's Presents from Partners, delivering $20,000 in food and gift cards.

Presents From Partners will host two parties this year

The Portland event, organized by Labor's Community Service Agency, is expanding to Southern Oregon to help families devastated by wildfires.

Wildfire crisis response

Oregon labor organizations have been working to connect members to resources.

Subsidized child care helps parents enter building trades

For parents who want in to the building trades, finding childcare has been a hurdle. Now a Labor’s Community Service Agency program is making a difference.

No childcare means parents can’t work. What can be done?

As over a third of family child care providers have closed the last seven years, there's demand for a childcare system that serves working class families.

Oregon unions distribute food to workers impacted by COVID-19 pandemic

Nearly two dozen local labor groups are taking part in efforts to collect and distribute food to workers impacted by layoffs.