Labor Partnership

Since 1969, the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) and the United Way of East Central Iowa have worked together to strengthen our communities. This partnership has provided services to members of organized labor, their families and community.

An endorsement from the president:

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A Message from the President of the Iowa Federation of Labor AFL-CIO

Dear union members,

Option-1-Union-PosterI ask you to join me in support of the 2012 United Way campaign.

One hundred and twenty-five years ago, a Denver woman, a priest, two ministers and a rabbi saw a need for cooperative action to help Denver with its welfare issues.

Today, United Way is still helping cites all over America with welfare issues.

America is still in a financial crisis, not seen since the great depression. Millions of Americans are struggling to make ends meet, and with the help of United Way many of the people are making progress. United Way is working hard on a program to reduce the drop-out rate in high schools. It has a program to help working families get on the road to economic independence and another one to get everyone healthier and extended health care.

AFL-CIO Community Services has worked, nationally and locally, in partnership with United Way to help serve those in need in our communities. Local United Ways dedicate millions of dollars annually to fund the AFL-CIO Community Services network in state federations and central labor councils.

We all know someone who is in need of assistance, and United Way is there to help them.
Give. Advocate. Volunteer. LIVE UNITED.

Please help me in supporting the 2012 United Way campaign where you live and work. By doing so, you will be making a difference in the lives of those that need help.

Ken Sagar, President, Iowa Federation of Labor AFL-CIO

2013 Challenge Grant

Campaign Chair Ron Olson, president of Paulson Electric, explains this year's challenge grant in the video below. For more go here.

Thank you, AFL-CIO