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United Auto Workers

Since the introduction of March for Babies (formally known as WalkAmerica), the UAW and labor have supported the March of Dimes. Several UAW presidents have taken active roles in March for Babies – Walter Reuther, Steve Yokich and Ron Gettelfinger. The men and women of the UAW have raised more than $1 million for the March of Dimes through March for Babies and other events.

The International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) is one of the largest and most diverse unions in North America, with members in virtually every sector of the economy. UAW-represented workplaces range from multinational corporations, small manufacturers and state and local governments to colleges and universities, hospitals and private nonprofit organizations. The UAW has more than 390,000 active members and more than 600,000 retired members in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. There are more than 750 local unions in the UAW. The UAW currently has 2,500 contracts with some 1,700 employers in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Learn more about their involvement in March for Babies at uaw.org.

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How do I become a partner?

Contact your local March of Dimes chapter or the March of Dimes national office.

I am a member of one of these groups. How do I get more involved?

Visit the In depth page for your organization, visit their website or contact the March of Dimes national office.

What does it mean to be a partner?

March of Dimes national service partners are clubs, organizations, fraternities, sororities and labor groups who have chosen the March of Dimes as a community partner to implement mission programs, participate in fundraising campaigns and recruit additional volunteers to help.

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