A Tradition of Labor Support
Organized labor is a key partner in United Way's work, demonstrated 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. They serve on year-round committees, participate in annual United Way campaigns as part of the leadership structure, and communicate to union members the importance of United Way's effort to change lives and communities.
Union members are also involved as volunteers across our community, helping to advance United Way's mission by working with human service agencies. Organized labor and United Way are working together to make sure everyone has access to a quality education, sufficient income to achieve financial stability, good health and the resources to meet their basic needs.
United Way of the Greater Capital Region thanks the following labor organizations for their support of the United Way campaign and the local human services that benefit from their commitment.
Families of victims of the May 2011 flash fire at Momentive Performance Materials received gift cards to meet short-term expenses related to the injuries, thanks to United Way's Emergency Labor Assistance Program (ELAP). The program is a partnership between local organized labor and United Way of the Greater Capital Region. It's designed to help meet temporary financial needs of union members when emergencies occur. For more information about ELAP, contact your union leader or Employee Assistance Program representative. Or call the United Way ELAP Representative at 518.456.2200.