Labor Foundation

The Michigan AFL-CIO Labor Foundation is our affiliated charitable nonprofit organization established in 2019.

The organization:

The Michigan AFL-CIO Labor Foundation is our affiliated 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization established in 2019. Our mission is to curtail generational economic and social injustice through long-term investment in the memorialization, education, and association of the Michigan labor movement within our communities. Our work focuses on:

  • Building collaboration and support with the Michigan State AFL-CIO Community Services Program, School, and regional UCAN classes to raise awareness about the labor movement and local opportunities to make an impact through community service in communities across Michigan.
  • Developing and maintaining space at Michigan AFL-CIO’s Union Square in Lansing for the collection, restoration, preservation and curation of pieces of labor history that tell the story of the labor movement in Michigan.
  • Developing programming and vehicles by which the general public may become better educated about the Michigan labor movement and its history including memorialization of public spaces and installations, awards, events, online learning, and educational partnerships with organizations and area universities and colleges