Labor

Organized Labor + United Way

AFL-CIO Community Services History

AFL-CIO Community Services started decades ago with labor’s desire to help union members and serve their communities. AFL-CIO unions are committed partners of United Way in local communities across the nation. Labor believes in and supports United Way's focus on health, education, financial stability — the building blocks for a good quality of life.

200 full-time liaisons and labor agencies link their state and local labor councils with local United Ways in communities across the country. Inspired and creative, liaisons coordinate services for those suffering from natural disasters, financial hardship, illness, joblessness, mortgage foreclosure, and other difficulties. Liaisons also coordinate volunteers with projects that help young children enter school better prepared to succeed, families to build brighter, more financially stable futures, and opportunities for communities and individuals to improve health and receive effective health care that improves the quality of life.

Our Local Partnership

United Way MV and our local labor unions work together on many facets. Watch this video from United Way MV's CEO and CNY Labor Council President to hear more.

For information about the local labor agency and council visit their website or call the Central New York Labor Council at 315–735–6101.

Get Involved. Give. Advocate. Volunteer.
Many union members join United Way MV by donating generously to our annual United Way fundraising campaign, by advocating with United Way for local, state, and national policies that benefit working families, and by volunteering at every level to provide assistance to workers and their families.