Organized Labor

A Lasting Partnership: Organized Labor & United Way

AFL-CIO

 

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.

On November 22, 1971 and again on April 4, 1979, the Cooperative Memorandum of Understanding between the United Way of America and the AFL-CIO was reaffirmed. 

Monroe/Lenawee County AFL-CIO

We, The Monroe/Lenawee County AFL-CIO Central Council and Delegate Members, are committed to Education, Organizing, Mobilizing and Creating Activities for the Common Good and Welfare of Our Community.

Monroe County Labor History Museum

It is the mission of the Monroe County Labor Museum to provide a facility open to the public for the purpose of the following: 1. Preservation and display of local, regional, and national labor history for present and future generations to view. 2. Provide a venue for a youth outreach program that educates our youth about labor's history and present cause. 3. Provide an area for organized labor and the public to gather which will be immersed with labor history. 4. Provide a library and database for the research of labor history. 5. Provide a facility that will be self-sustainable and managed in an efficient manner. 

National AFL-CIO

The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) is a voluntary federation of 56 national and international labor unions.  Since its founding, the AFL-CIO and its affiliate unions have been the single most effective force in America for enabling working people to build better lives and futures for our families. Learn more at www.aflcio.org

  Michigan State AFL-CIO

 A hallmark of unionism is solidarity. When we are united, we are strong. These are the binding words of the Michigan State AFL-CIO. The   Michigan State AFL-CIO was formed in 1958 with the merger of two organizations: the state American Federation of Labor and the Michigan Congress of Industrial Organizations. Learn more at www.miaflcio.org

 Labor Leads

 United Way recognized organized labor by employing union staff to ensure our members have access to local community services. United Way also asks labor unions to provide members for the decision-making process on how the dollars raised will be distributed.

Labor Endorsements

• AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS • AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEACHERS • AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION • BAKERY, CONFECTIONERY, TOBACCO, WORKERS AND GRAIN MILLERS INTERNATIONAL UNION • COMMUNICATION WORKERS OF AMERICA • INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS • INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF TEAMSTERS • MICHIGAN STATE AFL-CIO • NATIONAL AFL-CIO • NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LETTER CARRIERS • NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION • NATIONAL POSTAL MAIL  HANDLERS UNION • SEAFARERS INTERNATIONAL UNION OF NORTH AMERICA • UNITED AUTO WORKERS • UNITED STEELWORKERS • UTILITY WORKERS UNION OF AMERICA