Since 1946, the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) and United Way Worldwide (formerly United Way of America) have enjoyed a cooperative relationship through which they and state and local United Ways provide services to members of organized labor, their families and their communities. By collaborating both organizations have made an impact on core key needs such as financial stability, education and homelessness.
Here in Los Angeles County Labor Community Services AFL-CIO, works with families and individuals gain access to community and government programs to address their human needs.Through information, referral, case management, 211, food pantry and advocacy provided by fellow members and community groups in a union program.
“We are committed to meeting the basic needs of all working families who find themselves in difficult times…Our services are about solidarity not charity.”
Maria Elena Durazo, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO.