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Best new, union-made car deals for Memorial Day 2014 from Consumer Reports

May 22, 2014 | Category: Consumer Tips | 0 comments |

Memorial Day weekend may be known for barbeques, parades, and road trips, but it can also be a great time to buy a new car. The airwaves will be trumpeting big discounts for the holiday weekend, and our analysts have seen that there are real deals to be had on good cars. To help with your shopping, we're spotlighting the best deals on Consumer Reports' recommended, union-made models.

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13 of our favorite union-made Memorial Day recipes

May 22, 2014 | Category: Deals & Discounts | 0 comments |

Here are 13 of our favorite Memorial Day barbeque recipes that both make the mouth water and use union-made ingredients!

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Oklahoma Member Finds Union Plus Disaster Relief Grant is Rooted in Solidarity

May 21, 2014 | Category: Union Member Stories | 0 comments |

The oddly shaped Bradford pear tree rooted firmly in Christabel Elliott's backyard serves as a reminder of the lives that were lost and destroyed when a series of tornadoes ripped through the Oklahoma City area (most severely in Moore, Okla.) last May. The 20-year-old tree, which gave up half its branches in the storm, also prompts Elliott a member of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), Local 2562 to recall that strong union roots can provide much needed financial support through the Union Plus Disaster Relief Grant, when natural disasters tear through the landscape of everyday life.

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Learn your way to earning your way: Free student debt webinar for union families from Union Plus

May 20, 2014 | Category: Consumer Tips | 0 comments |

College is all about options: Economics or art history? Debate club or newspaper? Pepperoni or extra cheese? But after graduation, with average student debt nearing almost $30,000, your financial options as a college grad may be limited. For students in a difficult job market, paychecks strangled by loan payments restrict plans for financial independence, car purchases, and home ownership.

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Guide to buying a gas grill from Consumer Reports

May 19, 2014 | Category: Consumer Tips | 0 comments |

Consumer reports recently posted a complete gas grillers guide, just in time for Memorial Day!

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Family cat saves little boy and wins the internet [viral video]

May 15, 2014 | Category: Deals & Discounts | 0 comments |

Forget the dog, beware of cat! On Monday, May 13, a family cat from Bakersfield, California, launched herself to a little boy's rescue from a viscous dog in a viral video that's converting dog-lovers everywhere.

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Ends at 11 AM today! Join union firefighers in honoring our soldiers on Memorial Day

May 15, 2014 | Category: Union Issues | 0 comments |
The International Association of Fire Fighters is recognizing military personnel who have made the ultimate sacrifice serving our country with honor and courage. On this Memorial Day, the IAFF asks its members and supporters to take time to remember those in the Armed Forces who have died serving their country. The IAFF produced this public service announcement (PSA) as a way to honor the memory of the brave men and women who helped to defend and protect our way of life. Read more

Can the arts save Detriot? Union Plus President Leslie Tolf answers in the HuffPost

May 15, 2014 | Category: Union Issues | 0 comments |

In her latest article in the Huffington Post, Union Plus President Leslie Tolf explores the link between labor activism and art, and the opportunity for both to help revive Detroit.

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Buy phone online & pick it up today! New feature for Union Plus AT&T customers

May 14, 2014 | Category: Consumer Tips | 0 comments |

Hate to wait? Union members who purchase a smartphone online using the Union Plus AT&T premiere sitenow have the choice to pick up at a nearby store. This new option allows the convenience of shopping from your desktop with the added excitement of picking up your purchase the same day.

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When hospital bills piled up on a union family, Union Plus Assistance came through

May 13, 2014 | Category: Union Member Stories | 0 comments |

It is a story that has become all too familiar in recent years: a hardworking American family driven almost to the brink of bankruptcy by skyrocketing medical bills. Daniel Vance of Dallas, Texas, and American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Local PEGTX, says he and his family could have lost everything as their hospital bills mounted. But today, things are finally looking up, and Vance is thankful for a Union Plus Hospital Grant.

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