Organized labor and United Way of America have had a relationship for 60+ years.
Our local United Way - United Way in Waukesha County - has had a formal relationship with the AFL-CIO for decades. Kurt Schmidt, member of Local DALU 24111, is employed by our local United Way as the AFL-CIO Community Services Liaison. He is one of more than 160 full-time state and local AFL-CIO Community Services Liaisons employed throughout the nation. The labor liaisons serve as links between their state federations, central labor councils, AFL-CIO affiliated unions, and their local Red Cross Chapters and United Ways.


Here are links to for the AFL-CIO websites for more information: 


AFL-CIO Wisconsin

Click here to read testimonial from President AFL-CIO Wisconsin, Phillip L. Neuenfeldt. 

One call can help connect workers and their families with resources.
Contact Kurt via
email or phone at (262) 409-2424. He can help connect you to community resources and referral services when you, a friend or family member needs information on issues such as unemployment, volunteer mobilization, community projects, or health and human services needs. You can also visit the Waukesha County Government Community Resources webpage. United Way also partners with FamilyWize for prescription discount cards. Please click here for more information on the cards. 

Labor Supports the Community
Many representatives from the Labor movement assisted individuals and families from our local community in 2012. On behalf of United Way in Waukesha County, the Waukesha County Labor Council and the people helped, a special thank you goes out to those that chose to give, advocate and volunteer through the various activities listed below:

  • Improvements were made to the United Way in Waukesha County office. Brother Tom Coyne painted the back wall in the conference room to allow multimedia projections. IBEW Local 494 secured the wiring for the conference room phone and along with the Waukesha County Labor Council they purchased and installed new shelving units for a storage area in the office. 
  • UFCW Local 1473 partnered with Roundy's Inc. to donated three cases of apples to the YMCA of Central Waukesha County's Healthy Kids Day. 
  • UFCW Local 1473, Painter's Union Local 781, DALU Local 24111, and NALC participated in the annual Letter Carriers Food Drive. 
  • Brother Tom Coyne and two others helped with the installation of a new sign at ARCh. 

The Waukesha County Labor Council particpated in the annual holiday bell ringing for The Salvation Army. 

Volunteers sorting food at the National Letter Carriers Annual Food Drive. 


Brother Tom Coyne and United Way Labor Liason Kurt Schmidt installing some shelving at the United Way office.