The United Way paid tribute tonight to organized labor in their United Way labor kickoff event.
The United Way relies heavily on organized labor for its funding and receives over a million dollars annually from labor organizations such as the Employees Community Service Fund of GE.
Tonight's event celebrated a relationship between labor and the United Way that has spanned over 65 years and focuses on volunteerism within the community, fighting poverty and providing services for area workers.
Ninety-nine cents of every dollar the Erie area United Way raises stays right here in Erie County.
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