Labor-United Way Campaign starting early this year

Teamsters United Way Check
TEAMSTERS LOCAL 688 and United Parcel Service recently teamed up for the 4th Annual Tom Merritt/United Way Golf Tournament. The event raised just short of $4,500 for this year’s United Way campaign. Local 688 Vice President Chris Tongay, Vice-President (left) presented the check to United Way Vice President of Labor Participation Roz Sherman Voellinger (center) with Local 688 Camp Director Ron Gamache. UPS United Way Chair David Garcia was unable to attend the check presentation. – Teamsters Local 688 photo

The United Way of Greater St. Louis has reset the clock on its Labor United Way Campaign activities by changing the dates for this year’s trap shoot and donation drive.

In years past, the trap shoot kicked off the annual Labor United Way Campaign donation drive. This year, the donation drive at union offices began in early June, and the trap shoot, normally held in September, has been moved to April.

“By starting our campaign drive earlier, we’re hoping to avoid the already packed Fall schedule, which includes Labor Day, elections, veto sessions and conventions,” said Roz Sherman-Voellinger, United Way vice president of labor participation.


The United Way helps one in three people throughout the bi-state region through 170 local health and human services groups in 16 Missouri and Illinois counties.

In Missouri, the United Way provides assistance to individuals and organizations in the City of St. Louis, St. Louis County, St. Charles, Jefferson, Franklin, Warren, and Lincoln counties.

In Illinois, the agency provides assistance in Calhoun, Green, Macoupin, Jersey, Madison, Clinton, St. Clair, Monroe and Randolph counties.


United Way and organized labor share a history of partnership dating back to World War II. Helping to build a healthier community is not only a union tradition – it’s the mission of United Way.

Five union members are employed as Labor Liaisons at United Way of Greater St. Louis. Labor leaders also serve on the United Way Executive Board, Regional Auxiliary Boards and Allocation Committees and coordinate community service projects and volunteer at United Way agencies.


To make a donation or to schedule a United Way Labor Liaison to speak at your union meeting or workplace, call Sherman-Voellinger at 314-539.4193. For more information about United Way or to make an online donation, visit


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