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Community Services Program

Program Overview

Minneapolis AFL-CIO Community Services is a partnership between the Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation and the Greater Twin Cities United Way, covering the city of Minneapolis, and the following counties: Hennepin, Anoka, Carver, Scott, and Wright.

The Minneapolis Community Services program is changing. Below is a brief summary of services we provide as well as future goals:

Union member assistance

  • Emergency Financial Aid
  • Food Program
  • Information and Referrals to community resources
  • Strike support

Working with community agencies

  • Partnerships with agencies to connect and assist union members
  • Coalition-building for worker assistance and issue advocacy
  • Serve as labor resource for providers

Providing opportunities for
community service among locals

  • Volunteerism
  • Help local unions make a deeper connection with their communities
  • Working with local unions on their charitable events (i.e. NALC Food Drive)
  • Recognize union members’ volunteer work

Non-partisan issue advocacy

  • Voter registration and education
  • Health care
  • Apprenticeship and worker training
  • Systems change in areas affecting members’ demonstrated need (i.e. energy costs)

Educational activities & events

  • Strike and layoff support
  • Training and education for providers
  • Training and education for union members & staff
  • Issue forums

United Way campaign

  • Increase union giving
  • Reach out to union workplaces
  • Recognize union contributions


Community Services: Program Overview
Community Services: Emergency Food Program
Community Services: Staff
Community Services: Other helpful phone numbers

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