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Union member wins week of free car rental

May 4, 2013 | Category: Union Member Stories | 0 comments |

We’re pleased to announce SAG-AFTRA member Wendy Charles, New York, won free car rental for a week from Union Plus and its partners. Selected from over 12,600 participants, Wendy first learned about the Union Plus Car Rental contest while checking out travel deals on the Union Plus website.

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Where does Nationals player Bryce Harper get his work ethic? His Ironworker dad, that's where

May 2, 2013 | Category: Union Member Stories | 0 comments |

Washington Nationals wunderkind outfielder Bryce Harper works hard.

Where does he get that work ethic? His father, a union ironworker from Las Vegas, who installs rebar on construction sites in sometimes extreme conditions.

Check out this clip from ESPN's "Bryce Begins." The entire special aired Tuesday night.

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Meet Valerie Cole, our Union Services Representative

May 2, 2013 | Category: Union Member Stories | 0 comments |

Union Services Representatives at Union Plus address the challenges of the 11 million workers represented by the AFL-CIO by adding value to union membership. After more than 25 years working with union members, nobody knows more about the benefit of union membership than Valerie Cole.

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Five flubs that can shorten the life of your vacuum

May 1, 2013 | Category: Consumer Tips | 0 comments |

Spring cleaning is rarely fun and doing it with an uncooperative vacuum is worse. But don't assume you need a new vac just because yours is being cranky. Sometimes what seems like a big problem is something small you can fix yourself. Or you may have caused the problem by making one of these five common vacuuming blunders.

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Union-made recipes to impress her on Mother’s Day

May 1, 2013 | Category: Union Issues | 0 comments |

Remember how mom used to make your food special? Whether it’s her famous smiley face pancakes with extra chocolate chips, her finest PB&J’s cut into diagonals with crust removed just the way you like, or your favorite birthday cake she baked every year, nobody can do it quite like mom.


If one thing is true on Mother’s Day, it’s your turn to do the cooking. Why not surprise her with one of these recipes that are union-made AND delicious?

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6 point checklist to make your next move a whole lot easier

April 26, 2013 | Category: Deals & Discounts | 0 comments |

Finding a new dream home can be an emotional nightmare. From the work it takes to search through houses, to build a relationship with a real estate agent and to qualify for a loan, you are probably exhausted even before attempting to move that awkward-to-hold couch into your new place.

The move-in day ought to be a giant sigh of relief, and a celebration of building a new life with a new home. Here is a 6 point checklist to make your new home move a whole lot easier.

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3 Reasons to Buy The New Galaxy S4 From AT&T

April 25, 2013 | Category: Deals & Discounts | 0 comments |

The new Samsung Galaxy S4 will soon be available from AT&T, Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile and Sprint (pre-orders have begun and the phone will launch on AT&T April 27th). Here are three reasons why you should buy your new Galaxy S4 – or any wireless device – from AT&T.

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An app to find a new pet and an app to keep them safe

April 25, 2013 | Category: Consumer Tips | 0 comments |

Pets are the best! There’s no finer remedy for reducing stress than a few minutes rolling around with your furry friend. However, bringing a new pet home, as well as keeping track of them, can be overwhelming.

Luckily, there is an app to help you find your new pet, and an app to ensure you know where they are at all times. Check out these two apps that every pet owner must have.


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AFL-CIO exposes soaring CEO salaries with interactive world map

April 25, 2013 | Category: Union Issues | 0 comments |

On April 15 -- Tax Day, the AFL-CIO launched their new PayWatch website. The information on the website points out the growing imbalance between the top 1% and the rest of us. Check out what the AFL-CIO’s interactive map reveals about CEO pay in the United States!

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10 money-saving tips for do-it-yourself car care

April 20, 2013 | Category: Consumer Tips | 0 comments |

Are you a cost-conscious car owner? Consumer Reports offers these do-it-yourself tips for taking care of your car and paying less.

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