Union & Labor Partnership

Giving back is a union tradition and United Way of Washtenaw County is honored to partner with members of organized labor to help communities. Whether it's contributing time, skills or money, union members help make a huge difference in our community through the United Way.

Our Community Services Liaison works with union members and local labor unions to enhance support of United Way and of the community. Working with local union leaders, we engage members in endorsing the campaign, and participation in campaign kick-offs and other campaign events.

History Behind the Partnership 

In 1946, The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) and United Way of America (now Worldwide) joined forces. The objective of this partnership at that time and today is to effect positive change in our communities; to become a part of the solution. This partnership included inviting Labor onto the Board of Directors at the national level as well as marshaling Labor Liaisons as a positive force at local United Ways across the country. It places emphasis on community service through volunteerism, education, information/referral, and support of United Way through employer-based giving campaigns and contributions from local unions and their staff. 

Labor and Management Golf Outing

The annual Labor and Management Golf Outing is back! Join us at the Pierce Lake Golf Course in Chelsea on September 9th for a fun-filled day of golfing and support UWWC's union and labor partnership.

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