United Way-Labor Partnership Conference


The United Way-Labor Partnership Conference will be held August 15-17 in Portland, Oregon.

This year’s theme, “United We All Win,” will underscore the power of community, and the importance of continuing to foster the relationship between the labor movement and United Way. Over three days, participants will attend general and breakout sessions aimed at creating cohesive communities, while emphasizing United Way and Labor's role in creating these connections.


  • Labor liaisons & leaders
  • United Way CEOs in markets with unionized corporate partners
  • United Way resource development staff
  • United Way community impact staff


The Benson Hotel
309 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205


Registration Fee: $695.00 USD per person before July, 24, 2017 or $795.00 USD per person after July 24, 2017

United Way Staff: Click here to register

Non-United Way Staff: Click here to register


Click here to view the Program-at-a-Glance

Tuesday, August 15:

  • 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: New Liaison Training
  • 1:00-4:30 p.m.: Conference begins for all attendees
  • 5:00-6:30 p.m.: Networking Event

Wednesday, August 16:

  • 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.: General & Learning Sessions
  • 5:30-7:30 p.m.: Labor Walk

Thursday, August 17:

  • 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.: General & Learning Sessions


Sessions will include:

Tuesday, August 15: Opening General Session & Conversation with Labor Leadership

Wednesday, August 16: Barriers to Solidarity: Harassment in the Workplace

Thursday, August 17: Telling Our Story


Two blocks of learning sessions will be offered on August 16 & 17. Click here to view learning session titles and descriptions.


Flex credits are available to use for the United Way-Labor Partnership Conference for the following items:

  • Registration fees (volunteers qualify if a United Way staff person is attending the same learning opportunity or conference)
  • Some travel costs such as airfare, rental car, or mileage (only one form of travel reimbursement, rental car, mileage, or airfare is allowed with a maximum of $500 per trip)
  • Daily per diem – a combination of the hotel room rate, plus taxes and any meal not included during a learning opportunity

Please click here to access your United Way flexible credit balance. If you choose to use Flex Credits to pay for this event, when you get to the payment screen while registering, choose “Flex Credits” from the drop-down payment box. You will need to enter your organization number in the box provided if you choose the flex credit payment option.

All travel reimbursement from flex credits is submitted and processed after the event is over. Each registrant will receive an online travel reimbursement form within 5 business days of the program completion. Once this form is sent, it must be completed within 10 business days, after which further reimbursements cannot be processed. You do not need to keep your receipts to fill out this form, though we do encourage you to keep them for your records.

Learn more about UWW's flexible credit policy. If you have any questions about flexible credits, please contact learning.opportunities@unitedway.org.


The nearest airport to the conference is the Portland International Airport, an approximately 25 minute drive to The Benson Hotel.

Ground transportation is available on the lower roadway outside of baggage claim on islands 1, 2 and 3.




Contact learningconferencing@unitedway.org.