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.
Learn more about the AFL-CIO and United Way partnership HERE.

History Behind the Partnership 

In 1946, the 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 marshalling 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. 

Endorsement Letters