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Labor Partnership

"The Labor movement and the United Way movement have a lot in common- we have a rich history and heritage of caring about human needs, justice, fairness and opportunity. We succeed together when we put our community first.”

-Brian A. Gallagher, President and Chief Executive Officer, United Way


“At a time when working families across this country are facing a jobs crisis and unprecedented hardship, our partnership with the United Way is more valued than ever. Workers and their communities are hurting and the services of the United Way are vital to the very survival of so many. The vision of LIVE UNITED could not be more appropriate for these times.”

-Richard L. Trumka, President, AFL-CIO



Since 1946, the AFL-CIO and United Ways across the country have partnered together to provide social services to union members, their families and the community.  It’s a partnership that works.

Organized labor knows the meaning of LIVING UNITED!  Giving back is a union tradition.  Whether it’s contributing time, skills or financial support, union members make a huge difference in our community through United Way.  We are honored to be partners with the York/Adams Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, and members of organized labor in making our community a better place to live, work and raise their families. 

The United Way of York County is proud of the long-standing partnership with organized labor. Since 1974, we have worked together with Labor Community Services of the York/Adams Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO to improve people’s lives and put our community first.  Labor representatives serve in key roles within United Way by serving on the Board of Directors, Campaign Cabinet and other volunteer capacities.

Involve Labor in your United Way Campaign, your company and your community!  View the Labor Flyer by clicking the link below.

Labor Flyer


Additional Resources:

Labor Council Endorsement Letter 2017


For more information on the AFL-CIO Community Services and United Way Partnership, contact Karen Overly Smith | Labor Liaison / Campaign Manager at 717.771.3805 or