United Way celebrates with organized labor partners at Fifth Annual Labor Lives United Golf Tournament

Dozens of local labor unions come together to support the Miami-Dade community

United Way of Miami-Dade celebrated with more than 50 organized labor partners at the Fifth Annual Labor Lives United Golf Tournament on Friday, June 26.

More than 30 teams participated in the golf tournament, including Labor Lives United co-chairs: Ellis Canty of International Longshoremen’s Association Local 1416; Al Lichtman of International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Local 1175; and Josh Zivalich of International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 769, among other union leaders.  Team International Longshoremen’s Association Local 1922 took home first place with a score of 15 under par.  Leading sponsors include, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 359 and International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local No. 769.

Since 1946, the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) and United Way have enjoyed a partnership based on three key principles: 1) building capacity for the center labor council through trainings and personal development; 2) providing services to workers and their families, including unemployment assistance and counseling; 3) encouraging positive community change through personal involvement, giving, volunteering and advocating through United Way.

For more information on or to get involved with United Way of Miami-Dade’s labor partnership, visit http://www.unitedwaymiami.org/whatwedo/laborpartners or contact Sheryl Lemon at lemons@unitedwaymiami.org.

About United Way of Miami-Dade

Since 1924, United Way of Miami-Dade has been an innovative force in the community, successfully responding to emerging needs and transforming people’s lives. Today our work is focused on education, financial stability and health—the building blocks for a good life.  We invest in quality programs, advocate for better policies, engage people in the community and generate resources.  To learn more, give, advocate or volunteer, visitwww.unitedwaymiami.orgwww.facebook.com/UnitedWayMiamiwww.twitter.com/UnitedWayMiami, or www.instagram/UnitedWayMiami.

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