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.
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.