United Way and the labor movement share a history of partnership dating back to World War II. Labor Liaison positions were established on the staff of local United Ways. Millions of union members have become part of the United Way family through countless volunteer hours, contributing hundreds of millions of dollars annually and making other significant contributions.
Our Labor Partnership
OUR COMMON VISION
United Way and the AFL-CIO share a common vision of prosperous, inclusive, diverse and safe communities, where every member of the community has access to quality public education, fair wages, productive work opportunities, and accessible, affordable, quality health care.
Terri Ramos, Vice President of Labor Services; and Rachel Cavazos, Director of Labor Services, collectively possess over 60 years of leadership experience with labor unions, working families, community engagement and community service.
AFL-CIO ENDORSEMENT COMMUNICATIONS
THE LABOR LIAISON PROGRAM
For over three decades, the Labor Liaisons have served as the emissary between labor unions and United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County by:
- Involving members in United Way workplace campaigns at various levels
- Training union members to assist co-workers with information about available services and refer them to the appropriate organization or 2-1-1 Helpline
- Engaging members to become active in the community through volunteerism and Leadership