At a time when far too many families are struggling to make ends meet, children aren’t receiving the education they need to succeed, and not everyone has access to quality, affordable healthcare, partnerships with organizations such as the United Way increase our ability to make meaningful improvements in the lives of workers and their families.” – Richard L. Trumka, President, AFL-CIO
Since 1946, United Way of Palm Beach County and the Unions of the Palm Beach-Treasure Coast have enjoyed a cooperative relationship through which they provide services to members of organized labor, their families and their communities through the AFL-CIO Community Services Program and the Labor Liaison. Union members represent skilled workers from across all industries, including both public and private sectors. They bring a wide variety of expertise and have the power to bring together community, government, and businesses to create and promote access to good job.
Working together, United Way and the AFL-CIO:
- Assist workers and their families providing information and referrals to available local services and organizations, such as the 2-1-1 Helpline.
- Educate and strengthen unions and the Central Labor Council through strategic partnerships involving apprenticeship, Union Community Activist Network (UCAN) and more.
- Service the community through a variety of fun and family friendly volunteer opportunities, community projects and fundraising campaigns.
History has shown union members are loyal contributors to United Way, volunteer at a higher rate than the general public and have a higher rate of repeat volunteerism.
United Way of Palm Beach County is proud to work with our local AFL-CIO Unions and make an impact in our community together!
Outstanding Union Partners