AFL-CIO & United Way
Working Together Building Stronger Communities
In Duluth, the partnership of labor and United Way came together formally in 1983. At that time, United Way committed resources to the labor community services program, and the labor movement committed its support and resources to United Way and its family of agencies.
Just a few of our year-round programs include:
- Member Assistance Program
- National Letter Carriers Food Drive
- Services to the Unemployed
- Workers Memorial Breakfast
- Holiday Food Programs
- Christmas Toy/Gift Program
Organized labor is a full partner in United Way, as witnessed by the more than 200 AFL-CIO Community Services liaisons currently serving on the staff of state and local United Ways throughout the country.
Representatives of unions volunteer in all phases of United Way activities, serve on year-round committees, participate in annual United Way campaigns as part of the campaign leadership structure, and communicate to union members the importance of the campaign and the agencies involved. Union members are involved as volunteers in their communities by working with the many health and human care agencies providing services to the community.