For more than 80 years, the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) and United Way have enjoyed a cooperative relationship through which state and local United Ways provide services to members of organized labor, their families and their communities, and organized labor provides donations, volunteers and advocacy for the social services safety net. The March 2016 Partnership Agreement Between United Way Worldwide and the AFL-CIO, "An Enduring Partnership to Advance the Common Good," declares as its principles the need for collective action to eliminate the root causes of social problems, shared values of community participation, a recognition that working people have the right to fair play and working conditions and the right to organize, and that diversity builds strength and effectiveness of both organizations.
As the metro Washington DC-area member of the AFL-CIO National Community Services Network, CSA subscribes to these principles and works with United Way of the National Capital Area to implement the National Partnership Agreement.
Partnership and Community Services Network Mission To build a stronger community by uniting workers in making a personal investment of time and resources in their communities through United Way. Partnership and Community Services Network Goals Involve members in United Way employee campaigns at all levels. Train union members to assist co-workers with information about available services and to refer them to the appropriate organizations. Engage members of organized labor to become active in the community through volunteerism and leadership. Recognize and thank labor members who have performed outstanding United Way volunteer service.
Partnership and Community Services Network Service to the Community Enhance community involvement by providing a variety of community service opportunities throughout the year.
Contacts If you would like to get involved or are interested in additional information please contact:
Kathleen McKirchy, CSA Executive Director Email: KMckirchy@dclabor.org, Tel: 202-974-8221
Sonté DuCote, CSA Assistant Executive Director Email: Sducote@dclabor.org, Tel: 202-974-8226