United (High)Way Robbery
Elliot managed to touch a nerve with me in bringing up United Way's method of procuring "donations."
Like Elliot, I believe UW does support some very noble causes. At the same time, their practice or teaming up with corporations and coercing employees to donate lest they become outcasts for not giving is dispicable. Furthermore, UW is far from being socially or politically neutral, and has historically supported organizations to which I am morally oppossed.
But what's worst of all is that when you get that little donation card dropped on your desk, there's never a place to indicate you do not wish to contribute.
Hell of a scam...