Community services

Strengthening the ties between organized labor and the United Ways in Michigan.

Community Services United Way

Michigan State AFL-CIO Community Services Liaison Program

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Labor Program

The mission of the Michigan Association of United Ways labor program is to strengthen the partnership between organized labor and the state and local United Ways in Michigan. This is accomplished by securing financial support for Michigan Association of United Ways, assisting local United Ways with their campaigns, implementing national and state educational core programs and serving as advocates on behalf of Michigan Association of United Ways, local unions and local United Ways.

Annual programs include:

  • Staff training conference for state and local community service liaisons.
  • One-week labor volunteer training held at the UAW Education Center.
  • One-day August seminar to mobilize labor volunteers for the United Way campaign and update them on relevant community service issues.
  • Other specialized trainings and projects which are developed to assist labor and United Ways to build stronger communities.
  • State “Labor Leads” registry that recognizes United Way labor donors that have made leadership pledges to their respective United Ways in excess of $250, $500, $750 and $1,000 per year.
  • A statewide Community Services standing committee that will provide greater visibility, representation and collective strength to the community service movement in Michigan.

Michigan State AFL-CIO Community Services Liaison Program

State Office: 330 Marshall Street, Ste. 211, Lansing, MI 48912

Remote Office: 1148 W. Sloan Road, Burt, MI 48417; (989) 751-1507

Robert W. “Bob” Cramer, Director – (517)664-9807,

Kaitlynn Colbert, Program Specialist – (517) 371-4360 x2801,

Fax: (517) 371-5860

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