Labor Partnership

Diverse Union workers

United Way has had a longstanding partnership with AFL-CIO to tackle critical issues in the Quad Cities. In fact, two members on the United Way Board of Directors represent organized labor in the Quad Cities.

Our unique collaboration ensures the Quad Cities has the resources to break barriers, creating opportunities for a better life for all.

Much like organized labor, United Way focuses on education, financial stability and health because these are the building blocks for a good quality of life.


For decades, Quad-City residents have donated countless non-perishable food items, collected by local postal workers. Those donations are given to the local food bank to help those who are facing hunger and income instability in our community.

Unfortunately, the pandemic has led to the cancellation of the 2021 Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive — but stay tuned for future updates!

Gather together with fellow labor organizations to celebrate the work of Labor Unions and promoting education, health and income stability for each person in our community. 

Union leaders and employees change the lives of those in our community through their donations.

Find out more in the Labor Unions brochure (coming soon).

To learn more about Organized Labor in the Quad Cities please visit the Quad City Federation of Labor or contact Cecilia O'Brien, our AFL-CIO Community Services Liaison at 563.344.0319.