United Way Bay Area partners with Labor
OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH LABOR
Since 1946, United Way Worldwide (UWW) and the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) have worked together to support workplace fundraising, payroll deductions and to operate the Community Services Liaison Program throughout the United States.
In 2016, this Partnership was reaffirmed and reinvigorated nationally. Together, Labor and United Way develop strategies and programs to reduce poverty, inequities, and inequality in our communities. Union members contribute to United Way’s community impact work here and across the country.
WHAT WE DO
The We RISE SF Labor Center for Immigrant Justice provides one-stop legal and wraparound services to immigrant union members and their families in San Francisco County. Individual consultations and community events offer free assistance, including a step-by-step review of the naturalization process profession legal representation, help filing out applications, and referrals, to financial assistance and other community resources. Over the last three years, We RISE SF has served 11,450 union members and their families.
San Mateo Labor Community Services Trades Introduction Program (TIP San Mateo) is a construction apprenticeship readiness program designed to provide women, at risk youth, veterans, and underserved populations in San Mateo County a path to financial stability. TIP brings together the workforce board, labor unions, the community college district, and apprenticeship programs to provide a path to construction apprenticeships. To date 207 TIP graduates have been placed in construction apprenticeship programs.
The Contra Costa Labor Council in partnership with community partners, advocate for the county and cities to put racial equity and justice reinvestment at the forefront; by increasing community safety through alternative response programs and investing in community services; with the goal to bring lasting transformational change to produce more equitable, safe, and healthy communities for workers and their families.
WORKFORCE & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Rosa Shields Director, Labor Community Services San Mateo Labor Council UWBA Labor LiaisonSan Mateo Central Labor Council
Tom Ryan Director, Labor Community Services San Francisco Labor Council UWBA Labor LiaisonSan Francisco Central Labor Council