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AFM members gets grant to pay hospital bills

November 29, 2011 | Category: Union Member Stories | 0 comments |
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Professional guitarist Glenn Rexach, American Federation of Musicians (AFM) Local 433 in Austin, TX, didn't have to pull any strings to get help following an emergency appendectomy.  Because he carries the Union Plus Credit Card, Rexach was eligible to apply for a Union Plus Hospital Grant to help pay the high cost of hospitalization.
 

"I was in the hospital only for a few days, but it didn't take long for the bills to pile up. The Union Plus Hospital Grant was a big help," said Rexach.

 

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Make it a union-made holiday

November 21, 2011 | Category: Deals & Discounts | 0 comments |
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With money tight and unions working hard to support America's workers, here's what you can do to show solidarity as you shop this holiday season.

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Local enjoys lunch on Union Plus

November 17, 2011 | Category: Union Member Stories | 0 comments |
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One lucky local entered the Union Plus leader brochure display contest and won a free lunch for their office. The winning photo (at left) showed the AFTRA local in front of their Union Plus promotional materials. The lunch was catered by Red Tomato Pizzeria.

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Beware ordering drugs online from Canada or other countries

November 15, 2011 | Category: Consumer Tips | 0 comments |
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Medication in the U.S. can cost up to twice as much as it does in other parts of the world, so many bargain hunters turn to the Web seeking discounted, name-brand prescription drugs from Canada or other countries. But recent analysis has found that buyers should beware:

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Get social, win a $500 college scholarship

November 10, 2011 | Category: Deals & Discounts | 0 comments |
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Win a $500 Union Plus Scholarship during National Scholarship Month. Tweet or post on Facebook a haiku poem on the topic "How I'll use my education to help build the labor movement."

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Union Plus Job Loss Grant helps LIUNA member

November 7, 2011 | Category: Union Member Stories | 0 comments |
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Thomas Muller of Denver, CO, Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA) Local 720, knows first-hand the financial stress of being out of work. "I spent eight months jobless, searching and applying for work and worrying about paying my bills."

 

Then he found help was available because he carries the LIUNA Union Plus Credit Card. Because of it, Muller was eligible to apply for a Union Plus Job Loss Grant and receive a grant.

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Say iWon't to iPhones from Verizon Wireless

November 7, 2011 | Category: Union Issues | 0 comments |
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The Communications Workers of America (CWA) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) along with the AFL-CIO and other pro-labor organizations have launched the iWon't Campaign.  This nationwide effort encourages Americans NOT to upgrade to the new iPhone 4S from Verizon Wireless until the company agrees to a fair contract with its workers.

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It's National Scholarship Month

November 4, 2011 | Category: Deals & Discounts | 0 comments |
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November is National Scholarship Month. This is a good time to check out scholarships available from a variety of sources including Union Plus and local and international unions. Scholarships provide financial aid for post-secondary education that doesn't need to be repaid.

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NEW Union Plus iPhone app

November 3, 2011 | Category: Consumer Tips | 0 comments |
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Now union members can access benefit information on the go with the new Union Plus iPhone app. The free iphone app available in the Apple app store, can be customized for each union.

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Need to change your drug program? Act now

November 1, 2011 | Category: Consumer Tips | 0 comments |
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Did you know that Medicare prescription drug plans often change their list of covered drugs from year to year? If you have Medicare and want to add or change your drug coverage, you are able to do so during Fall Open Enrollment, which takes place from October 15th through December 7th this year.

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