LET'S DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

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Union members not only take pride in our work, but in the fact that we participate in and give back to our communities. Now unions across Iowa are joining together to help fill the gaps in fundraising to support the needs of working families and the neediest in their communities. We’re making it easy for you to help.

 

NOT JUST ANOTHER NON-PROFIT DRIVE

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Introducing Local Union Community Charities (LUCC)

Giving the way it should be

 

We live in times of great need, and every goodhearted working person feels a desire to help by giving back to their communities.

 

These acts of generosity and kindness should be simple and leave us with a good feeling, yet often don’t.  Why?  One reason is that we’re asked - and sometimes pressured -  to give through annual campaigns that funnel giving through employers, pools our contributions, and makes most of the decisions for us on what community needs receive them.

 

Do you ever stop to ask, What were the community needs that finally received your contribution?  How much went to each one?  How much of your payroll-deducted gift went to pay for overhead and executive salaries at the nonprofits that distributed your funds?

 

Local Union Community Charities was recently created  to help union members give in the way that’s most meaningful to them, and with the same values of empowering working people that fuel the union movement in America.

 
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HERE'S HOW L.U.C.C.

CAN MAKE YOUR GIVING FEEL GOOD AGAIN

More choice.

If you want to designate specific causes to receive all or a part of your gift to a hometown need, you can, even if your hometown is far from where you work. You can leave it up to Local Union Community Charities to identify the needs, or you may want to designate the community organizations yourself. The only restriction is that organizations you designate must be recognized as 501c3 nonprofit organizations by the IRS.

Local Union Community Charities will collect and distribute funds across the state of Iowa.

WHO WE ARE

A UNION-LED IOWA EFFORT TO SUPPORT LOCAL COMMUNITIES

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RICK MOYLE - PRESIDENT

Executive Director of the Hawkeye Area Labor Council AFL-CIO

International Association of Machinists Local 831

STACY LOVELESS - VICE PRESIDENT

United Auto Workers Local 838

JERRY HAGEMAN - SECRETARY

Communications Workers of America Local 7108 and Chair of Black Hawk Union Assembly

PAUL JUNGEN - TREASURER

United Auto Workers Local 838

SAM STOKES - AT LARGE OFFICER

UFCW 431

MEMBERS

RICH KURTENBACH - MEMBER

IBEW 288

RANDY MEYER - MEMBER

AFSCME 2998

J. LEE BEDORE - MEMBER

UAW 838

CHARLIE WISHMAN - MEMBER

AFT - IOWA FEDERATION OF LABOR

SHELLEY PARBS - MEMBER

IBEW 1362

DEREK MCCLAIN - MEMBER

MILLWRIGHT 2158

TOM ADAMS - MEMBER

UAW 838 - 

MARK LITTLE - MEMBER

COMMUNITY MEMBER

TIM FRICKSON - MEMBER

UAW 838

LON KAMMEYER - MEMBER

ATU 1192

DAN MACDONALD - MEMBER

TEAMSTERS 238

BECKY HAWBAKER - MEMBER

UNITED FACULTY

STEVE ABBOTT - MEMBER

CWA 7108

STEVE PETERSON - MEMBER

UA 125

JOHN DELANY - MEMBER

Carpenters 308 

COREY CLAEYS - MEMBER

AFSCME 620

 

WHY GIVE THE UNION WAY?

LET YOUR GIVING DOLLARS SUPPORT YOUR VALUES

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Unions have made life better for American workers by providing them with a collective voice to negotiate contracts providing better wages, benefits and working conditions.

Quite simply, American workers need a strong common voice to be heard in a system that too often allows employers with the deepest pockets to have the greatest influence. In the same way, union members can be more impactful by joining together to make their giving count in ways that help working families.

We believe that organizations that solicit funds from union members and maintain responsibility for how those funds are spent should respect the right of workers to unionize, which experience shows us has not always been the case.

 

CONTRIBUTIONS

Follow the button below to see the organizations, groups, causes or individuals we've supported recently.

 

HOW TO DONATE

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LUCC ALLIED ORGANIZATIONS

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LOCATIONS

CEDAR RAPIDS OFFICE (MAIN) - 1211 Wiley Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, USA

WATERLOO OFFICE - 1695 Burton Ave, Waterloo, IA 50703, USA