The United Way and Organized Labour have a long history of working together. The United Ways of BC, the Canadian Labour Congress (Pacific Region) and the BC Federation of Labour entered into an agreement in 1979 as partners in social change.
In 1988, United Way of Canada signed a formal partnership agreement with the Canadian Labour Congress, which represents more than three million members. The partnership agreement is aimed at having the two organizations work toward goals they have in common. For the United Way, it is to create healthy, thriving communities where people help each other to live full lives. For Labour, it is about supporting working men and women. Both groups understand that workers live in communities, and communities depend on workers. Improving lives and strengthening communities is their common goal.
For a copy of this year's agreement, click here.
United Way Fraser Valley has a strong relationship with the Fraser Valley Labour Council, and has workplace campaigns at 29 organizations and 90 locations that have Union relationships.