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These new gift baskets from Teleflora are too cute!!!!

May 3, 2014 | Category: Consumer Tips | 0 comments |
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Prepare for a cuteness overload. Union members already save 25% on flowers from Teleflora, but just recently, Teleflora has unwrapped over 60 adorable gift baskets just in time for Mothers Day! Here are just 7 of the new gift baskets that we thought were especially adorable :)

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Happy International Workers' Day! Honoring Mother Jones

May 1, 2014 | Category: Union Issues | 1 comment |
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Happy International Workers’ Day! Yesterday’s rain let up in time for a bright ceremony at the Mother Jones memorial marker this afternoon in Silver Springs, MD. Our friends at Teleflora provided a beautiful bouquet to lay on Mother Jones’ marker, along with her picture, to commemorate Jones’ lifelong service to the labor movement.

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How strong is the LG G Flex smartphone? Consumer Reports shows us [video]

May 1, 2014 | Category: Consumer Tips | 0 comments |
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LG's G Flex smart phone is designed to flatten under pressure. Consumer Reports used its Instron machine to see just how much weight the phone's curved screen could take. Check out this video created by Consumer Reports! We think you’ll be pretty impressed.

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Hurry! The Union Plus Blissful Mom Sweepstakes ends April 30

April 27, 2014 | Category: Deals & Discounts | 1 comment |
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Mother’s Day is May 11…only two weeks away! So don’t miss your chance to tell her how you really feel by entering the Union Plus Blissful Mom Sweepstakes ending April 30.

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APWU and union allies are stopping Staples: How you can help

April 25, 2014 | Category: Union Issues | 0 comments |
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“Whose post office? The people's post office!” Just one of the many chants to be heard at APWU’s National Day of Action yesterday, a national campaign comprised of 56 demonstrations across the United States protesting the U.S. Postal Service's plan to run postal services out of Staples stores. Click to learn more about the event, and how to get involved!

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Hurt by the recession? This new housing program is here to help!

April 25, 2014 | Category: Consumer Tips | 0 comments |
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Our long climb out of the “Great Recession” has been a slow one. In the face of a rapidly failing economy, millions of Americans lost their jobs and thousands upon thousands lost their homes. Many continue to struggle to this day, while those that have returned to work still carry the burden of a damaged credit history. Recognizing that many qualified, hard-working Americans who would otherwise qualify for Federal Housing Administration (FHA) insured loans are unable to receive those loans due to circumstances beyond their control, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has created the Back to Work program.

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Soak up sunshine and savings: 9 home maintenance projects for spring

April 24, 2014 | Category: Consumer Tips | 0 comments |
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Winter can be awful on the home, and this year was particularly costly. Not only does heavy snow rack up unusual weather damage expenses, home maintenance that should be done regularly becomes a battle against icy temperatures. Now that spring is (finally) in full swing and the weather is friendly, now’s the best time to start some money-saving home maintenance projects. Here are 9 home maintenance projects to get you started playing in the sun and saving on your home!

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Five Reasons Prepaid Cards Are So Popular

April 23, 2014 | Category: Consumer Tips | 0 comments |
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One out of three consumers now has a prepaid card. A prepaid card looks and works like a traditional bank debit card, but it’s not tied to a checking account. Instead, you add money to an account associated with the card.

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Happy Earth Day! Here’s 30 awe-inspiring photos from around the world

April 22, 2014 | Category: Consumer Tips | 0 comments |
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Earth Day is an annual event that celebrates our beautiful planet, and raises awareness to the issues that threatens its environment. In honor of Earth Day, here's 30 awe-inspiring pictures of Earth from around the world.

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You’ve waited. You’ve begged. And now Brittany's here to talk about UP's trip to Habitat for Humanity

April 22, 2014 | Category: Consumer Tips | 0 comments |
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You’ve waited. You’ve begged. And now I’m here to tell you about Union Plus’s recent day with Habitat for Humanity, and why I’ll never slam a cupboard door again.

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