United Way of the Quad Cities Area works closely with local partners - including organized labor to tackle the most critical issues in our community. Union representatives serve as volunteers on committees who are working together to improve lives and make lasting change.
One in three children in Rock Island County and one in five in Scott County under the age of five live in poverty.
More importantly, those children enter kindergarten one to two years behind in language and other skills important for school.
That’s why United Way is working with agency partners, area schools, unions, and other community organizations to focus on helping our children for a lifetime of success.
With the Birth to Work Agenda, United Way will help ensure our youth are:
Ready for school
Ready to graduate
Ready for work
It will also ensure we have a community ready to help as they grow.
A union voice in the work of United Way ensures that our community is aware and focused on the needs and issues affecting our working families... as well as ensuring that members of local unions have opportunities to contribute to their community.
The current members on the United Way Board of Directors representing organized labor in the Quad Cities include:
Vice Chair of Labor Participation, IBEW 1379
UAW 281, John Deere Davenport Works
Illinois UAW Cap Council Chair
Charles 'Skip' McGill
USWA 105, Alcoa
Tri City Building Trades Council