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5 best smart phones for your holiday gift list from Consumer Reports

December 6, 2013 | Category: Consumer Tips | 0 comments |
Now that most smart phones have large screens, fast 4G data connections, and apps for almost every need, one of the latest trends is simplifying routine tasks. For example, many of the cameras on new smart phones have tools for fixing problems before or after you press the shutter. Wireless technologies such as near-field communication (NFC) make it easy to beam photos, music, or videos to speakers, TVs, and other devices. Some new, tough models can survive a tumble on a trail or a dunk in a pool. Read more

AFSCME local president says, “I’m telling everybody about Union Plus Assistance!"

December 2, 2013 | Category: Union Member Stories | 0 comments |
Denise Imundo of Spotswood, N.J., is the president of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 3460. She shares a last name, two great kids and an AFSCME Advantage Credit Card with her husband, John. So when John went four months without work after having surgery on his neck, and their finances were getting tight, she called on Union Plus Assistance1 to help get them through. Read more

15 tips for holiday travelers

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

Whether your family is traveling by air or car this holiday season, these tips can make your journey less stressful and more fun while saving you time and money.

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IUOE member reports the Union Plus Mortgage Program checks out perfectly

November 25, 2013 | Category: Union Member Stories | 0 comments |
When Delano Fanony and his wife, Teressa, were ready to buy their first home, they discovered that what they wanted for their family’s future life is what they treasured from the past -- good schools, a safe neighborhood and a circle of family and friends nearby. After years of living in apartments, Fanony and his wife hope that the Union Plus Mortgage program will enable more union members to become homeowners. Read more

What do Monopoly, Twister & GI Joe have in common?

November 25, 2013 | Category: Union Issues | 0 comments |
Did you know all Hasbro branded toys and games are union-made? When you’re searching for toys this holiday season, look for these dozens of kid-favorite Hasbro brands that are made in America by union elves. Read more

6 fun union-made recipes for Thanksgiving

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

This year, everyone is looking for a fresh idea to make Thanksgiving a little more special, so here’s an easy tip: Why not buy union made? Using our complete list of union-made food and drinks, we found six fun, easy recipes that are delicious and use union-made ingredients. Be sure to thank your union brothers and sisters at the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM), and the United Automobile Workers (UAW).

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5 wrongs make a right. How to be prepared for healthcare scams

November 23, 2013 | Category: Consumer Tips | 0 comments |

It’s not uncommon for scamming to occur during Medicare enrollment periods, but this year, many con artists are taking advantage of the misinformation surrounding the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The best way to be prepared is to know what you’re up against.

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Only 22 Prizes Left! Don’t miss the 30 Days of Union Cheer Contest

November 22, 2013 | Category: Deals & Discounts |

With more than 40 consumer benefits, union members who use Union Plus have a lot to be happy about. To spread even more joy this holiday season, every day, from Friday, November 15 to Saturday, December 14, Union Plus will be selecting one winner to receive a gift from Union Plus. That means, for 30 days, 30 union members will win one of 30 gifts! Sign up today at UnionPlusContest.org!

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This new documentary on economic inequality is a must-see for union members

November 21, 2013 | Category: Deals & Discounts | 0 comments |

 In a new documentary Inequality for All, former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich says the income gap between the middle class and the wealthy doesn’t stop at wages. 

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You’ll take diabetes more seriously after reading this

November 12, 2013 | Category: Consumer Tips | 0 comments |

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and statistics show we need to take prevention more seriously. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States and affects 25.8 million people (8.3 percent of the U.S. population). Read more to learn how to prevent, and spread the word!

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