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The United Way of Greater Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. says it will increase the money it gives to local charities for the first time in five years.
``We really worked hard this year to get the message out to people about how important giving is, and it really paid off,'' United Way President Joseph V. Haggerty said. ``It's not a complete turnaround, and we still face a lot of challenges as a community . . . but we did turn the numbers up.''
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(jargon) downsizing , hard economic times and the shadow of organizational scandal at the national level have taken a toll on the nonprofit United Way, forcing it to slash grants to area charities every year for the past five years.
A more aggressive fund-raising campaign this year solicited thousands of new volunteers and targeted a largely untapped market of ethnic businesses and organized labor Organized Labor
An association of workers united as a single, representative entity for the purpose of improving the workers' economic status and working conditions through collective bargaining with employers. Also known as "unions". groups, officials said Thursday.