United Way Campaign under way


United Way CroppedThe Greater St. Louis Labor Council is urging all members of Organized Labor to contribute to the 2016 United Way Campaign. Last year’s campaign raised $74,352,108 for United Way programs and organizers are hoping to exceed that goal this year.

The Labor Council passed a resolution last week supporting the campaign and urging all members to participate. The resolution reads:

“The Greater St. Louis Labor Council, AFL-CIO, enthusiastically supports the United Way because we believe it to be the best way to meet the health welfare and social service needs of our citizens through over 170 agencies. There can be no doubt that the United Way possesses the talent and ability to assure the most efficient use of the voluntary dollars collected than any other group or any other fund raising campaign because of its experience and expertise.

“When the leadership of the Greater St. Louis Labor Council, AFL-CIO, has called upon the United Way to provide assistance to union brothers and sisters, the response has been swift and extremely positive.

“Therefore, be it resolved that the Greater St. Louis Labor Council, AFL-CIO, endorses the 2016 United Way of Greater St. Louis Campaign and urges all members of Organized Labor to help people in our community by making a contribution to the 2016 United Way Campaign.”


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 Labor Liaison Roz Sherman-Voellinger at 314-539-4193. For more information about United Way or to make an online donation, visit stl.unitedway.org. If you want your donation credited as coming from a union member, contact Sherman-Voellinger.


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