United Way of Metropolitan Nashville was in dire need of a new trailer to help with community outreach efforts. That’s where the local unions came in.
Central Labor Council of Nashville and Middle Tennessee, Nashville Building Trades, Tennessee AFL-CIO Labor Council and 39 affiliated local and regional unions pitched in donations for the trailer and the artwork along the sides. The trailer was used last Thursday for United Way's Day of Action, when it delivered backpacks and school supplies to area schools for children in need.
Central Labor Council of Nashville and Middle Tennessee President Lewis Beck says:
The AFL-CIO and United Way have enjoyed a strong working partnership for more than 65 years….This branded trailer serves as a mobile billboard to let the public see all of the dedicated Nashville companies and organizations working together with United Way to create a stronger community. Donating this trailer was easy. Now it’s time to roll up our collective sleeves and get to work to make that goal a reality….and when people see the trailers, we hope it challenges them to take an active role in helping others
Learn more about AFL-CIO's community services here.