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Save early for the 22nd annual Letter Carriers' Food Drive on Saturday, May 10

February 18, 2014 | Category: Union Issues | 0 comments |

In the United States, 14.5 percent of U.S. households, nearly 49 million Americans and 15.9 million children, are food insecure. On Saturday, May 10, you can help the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) be part of the solution just by leaving a bag of non-perishable food items by your mailbox!

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Stand with APWU: U.S. mail is not for sale!

February 12, 2014 | Category: Union Issues | 0 comments |

Last November, the United States Postal Service launched a pilot program called "Retail Partner Expansion Program" to place postal retail units in more than 80 Staples stores in California, Georgia, Massachussets and Pennsylvania. This pilot program is a strong push for privatized postal services, staffed with workers unprotected by collective bargaining agreements. If this program rolls out to full expansion, the program could be repeated by the retailer's 1,600 other locations, and other agreements with big retailers could be next. In response, the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) has launched an online campaign that needs your support to protect the jobs and keep the Post Offices open.

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No union in Union Workers Credit Services

February 12, 2014 | Category: Consumer Tips | 0 comments |

Thousands of union members have received solicitations from the Texas-based Union Workers Credit Services, which has no official ties to any union or the AFL-CIO. The false advertising and deceptive solicitation suggest union members are pre-approved for their "Platinum" credit card, which is not a general purpose credit card, but instead a paper card that can only be used to make purchases from their limited catalog of merchandise.

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New discount on textbooks for union families!

February 11, 2014 | Category: Deals & Discounts | 0 comments |

According to the National Association of College Stores, students spent an average of $370 on required course materials during the 2013 fall term. With an average student loan debt of $29,400, every bit of savings counts. To help union families save on the high cost of education, Union Plus is providing a discount to union members on the purchase of textbooks with eCampus.com

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5 most popular flowers to give on Valentine's Day

February 10, 2014 | Category: Consumer Tips | 0 comments |

Flowers are the most popular gift to give Feb 14. According to CNN, 64 percent of men are buying flowers for Valentine's Day. So which blossoms are the best for showing your affection? It's important to consider the preferences of your valentine before choosing a bouquet. If you need a little inspiration, here are the top five flowers given on this holiday!

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Why Unions Matter

February 10, 2014 | Category: Union Issues | 1 comment |

In light of 35 years of globalization, a technological revolution, decline in manufacturing and blue collar jobs, rising education costs, and a generation of un- or underemployed graduates, unions matter. Read more from Union Privilege President Leslie Tolf's article in The Huffington Post.

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Searching for sweet treats for your Valentine?

February 7, 2014 | Category: Union Issues | 0 comments |

When you're searching for something sweet for that special person for Valentine's Day, why not buy union-made-in-America treats for them. Here's a brief list of choices of candy products made by union members. If you know of any union-made candy missing from this list, please leave a comment below and we will add it, and don't forget to save 25% on flowers for Valentine's Day with your Union Plus discount!

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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 |

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 |

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 |
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

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