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AFSCME member who received hardship assistance says, “Thanks to Union Plus for helping me out.”

February 7, 2014 | Category: Union Member Stories | 0 comments |
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Gerhard Vogel of Minneapolis, Minn., and American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 3937, spends his whole day on his feet. And when he broke his foot it meant more than pain—it meant months without being able to do his job or earn his pay. Fortunately, Vogel carries the AFSCME Advantage Credit Card, which can provide hardship assistance grants1 to eligible cardholders who miss work due to medical disability.

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Steals on Wheels: Two Great Deals for Union Made Vehicles ending Feb. 4th

January 31, 2014 | Category: Deals & Discounts | 0 comments |
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The new year is here, and with it comes the first great deals of 2014. If you're looking for a great deal on a new car, this edition of "Steals on Wheels" has just what you need. The Union Plus program through TrueCar has the info you need to make sure you’re not overpaying for your next car. This edition’s deals offer something for every new car shopper’s needs, with potential savings ranging from 10.2% to 15.5%.

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Union-made beer, puppies, and the Super Bowl. Enough to make a Thursday feel like a Friday

January 30, 2014 | Category: Deals & Discounts | 0 comments |
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Nothing is more reminiscent of the Super Bowl than a Budweiser commercial featuring its iconic Clydesdale horses. In the latest of the commercial series, a puppy runs away from her animal shelter, and falls in love with the nearby Clydesdale. No matter how many times the horse's owner returns the pup, the thing they call puppy love won't call it quits. I won't give away the ending, but with four more Super Bowl ads from Budweiser expected, this may be the cuddliest Super Bowl yet. Read more

Don’t miss this! Union members now get an additional $100 credit when signing up with AT&T

January 29, 2014 | Category: Deals & Discounts | 0 comments |
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Union members who choose AT&T save 15% off select monthly wireless plans. Today AT&T,, announced from January 29, 2014 through March 31, 2014, union members receive a $100 bill credit for each new smartphone or tablet they add to their AT&T account.

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These days, retiree is happy just carrying a smartphone— one he got with his $100 rebate from Union Plus

January 28, 2014 | Category: Union Member Stories | 0 comments |
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Francis O’Neill of Oakville, Conn., carried the U.S. mail for 37 years. He’s earned a strong pension for his retirement, as well as all the Union Plus benefits he now enjoys. Recently, he took advantage of those benefits and received a 15% AT&T wireless discount available to all union members. He also used his Union Plus Credit Card to purchase a new smartphone and received a $100 rebate.

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Solidarity Forever! Honoring Pete Seeger

January 28, 2014 | Category: Union Issues | 0 comments |
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Pete Seeger, the American folk icon, legendary songwriter, and unrelenting progressive activist, died on Monday at the age of 94. Born in New York City on May 3, 1919, he sparked a revolution in folk music and held an influential role in both the civil rights and environmental movements. In the midst of such classics as "Where Have All the Flowers Gone," "We Shall Overcome,'" "If I Had a Hammer," and "Turn, Turn, Turn," the connection between his music and his politics was inextricable. In loving memory of Pete Seeger, please enjoy his recording of Ralph Chaplin's "Solidarity Forever." Read more

Five myths that keep you from getting a better credit card

January 28, 2014 | Category: Consumer Tips | 1 comment |
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You’re not happy, but you are afraid to leave. You wonder if there is anything better out there but you don't have the energy to look. No, we’re not talking about a relationship or a job here. We're talking about your credit card. It’s very common to hold onto a credit card for years, even if it’s not serving you well anymore. You may have become complacent, or you’re worried about what switching credit cards might do to your credit. But by not considering other options may be missing out on something much better.

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Thank YOU, Hannah! 2013 Union Plus Scholarship winner takes her passion for dance to Beijing

January 27, 2014 | Category: Union Member Stories | 0 comments |
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Last year, Union Plus awarded $150,000 in scholarships to 115 students, representing 36 unions, in the 2013 Union Plus Scholarship Program. In this 22nd year of the program, more than 5,300 applications were received from union members and families in all 50 states. Hannah Garner of Montclair, NJ, whose father Patrick is a SAG-AFTRA member, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship last year to continue her passion for dance. To say thanks, she sent us some photos of her studies abroad at the Beijing Dance Academy that we’d like to share with you.

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Deadline for a once-in-a-lifetime hunting adventure for two is January 31!

January 22, 2014 | Category: Deals & Discounts | 1 comment |
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There's still time to enter to win a once-in-a-lifetime hunting adventure for two from the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) and Remington. But hurry--the deadline is January 31, 2014. 

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Get a head start by filing FASFA early

January 22, 2014 | Category: Consumer Tips | 0 comments |
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Millions of dollars are provided by Federal Pell Grants, state financial aid grants, and federal student loans every year, and all of these programs require filing FASFA. Other loans are available, but the federal government offers the best student loans in regards to terms and rates. Get a head start this year by filing a FASFA early!

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