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Union member is 500,000th AT&T Union Plus customer, receives free Android and AT&T service for a year

April 14, 2014 | Category: Union Member Stories | 0 comments |

Wayne Ireland was – in his own words – skeptical. When notified that he was the 500,000th AT&T Union Plus customer, he found it hard to believe. “I thought they were trying to pull a fast one on me. You never can be too sure these days; there are a lot of people out there running scams,” Ireland said. But it was no scam. Ireland, a United Steelworkers (USW) union member (Local 14448), indeed signed up for the right plan at the right time. For being the half-millionth AT&T Union Plus member, Ireland receives an Android LG G2 smartphone and free wireless service for a year (capped at $100 per month).

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Union Plus Pet Insurance gives union member peace of mind, and a healthy kitty

April 3, 2014 | Category: Union Member Stories | 0 comments |

When Erin Radford’s husband, Johnny Bailey, saw a news story on television about pet insurance, his ears perked up. Soon, their cat, Boogey, perked up, as well. Radford, a member of OPEIU Local 2, looked to Union Plus, remembering the wide array of benefits offered to union members. She knew pet insurance was available but had never really looked into it.

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From living in a shelter to buying her own home: Union Plus helps union member construct a new life

March 18, 2014 | Category: Union Member Stories | 1 comment |

Alone in a foreign country at age 19 without a steady job, a friend to lean on, or even a place to sleep, Watson promised herself, in the depths of despair, that she would return to school, get a good job, and attain the American Dream of home ownership. After becoming a trailblazing member of Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA) and the recipient of Union Plus® Mortgage program benefits, today Watson has honored her promise and is rolling out her own “Welcome” mat as a proud home owner.

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Union Plus helps union worker find her voice

March 7, 2014 | Category: Union Member Stories | 0 comments |

For nearly a year, Jim Rice was his wife’s voice – literally. Paralysis of nerve endings surrounding her vocal chords rendered Elizabeth Rice speechless. While reviewing a statement for their Union Plus credit card, Jim noticed mention of the Union Plus Disability Grant1 and began to investigate. The Rice’s received $1600 in assistance, which to them was valuable beyond words.

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IUEC President Christensen makes his move— with help from Union Plus

March 5, 2014 | Category: Union Member Stories | 0 comments |

For Frank Christensen of Marriottsville, Md., assuming the leadership of International Union of Elevator Constructors (IUEC) has been a big honor and a big responsibility. But it’s also been a big move for him and his family: nearly 700 miles from Chicago to Maryland, with one home to sell and another to buy. Christensen recommends Union Plus programs to his members, so it just made sense to choose the Union Plus Mortgage program for his own mortgage and moving needs. He’s glad he did!

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Union Plus Disability Grants help union members when they are off the job

February 21, 2014 | Category: Union Member Stories | 0 comments |

Having grown up on one of the many farms that blanket much of the state, Kurt Stewart, of Malcolm, Neb., possesses a strong work ethic that few can match. For 25 years, his dedication has served him well with the United Steelworkers (USW) Local 286. But when an illness temporarily forced Stewart off the job, he was relieved to learn that he was eligible to apply for a Union Plus Disability Grant.

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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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These days, retiree is happy just carrying a smartphone— one he got with his $100 rebate from Union Plus

January 28, 2014 | Category: Union Member Stories | 0 comments |

Francis O’Neill of Oakville, Conn., carried the U.S. mail for 37 years. He’s earned a strong pension for his retirement, as well as all the Union Plus benefits he now enjoys. Recently, he took advantage of those benefits and received a 15% AT&T wireless discount available to all union members. He also used his Union Plus Credit Card to purchase a new smartphone and received a $100 rebate.

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Thank YOU, Hannah! 2013 Union Plus Scholarship winner takes her passion for dance to Beijing

January 27, 2014 | Category: Union Member Stories | 0 comments |

Last year, Union Plus awarded $150,000 in scholarships to 115 students, representing 36 unions, in the 2013 Union Plus Scholarship Program. In this 22nd year of the program, more than 5,300 applications were received from union members and families in all 50 states. Hannah Garner of Montclair, NJ, whose father Patrick is a SAG-AFTRA member, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship last year to continue her passion for dance. To say thanks, she sent us some photos of her studies abroad at the Beijing Dance Academy that we’d like to share with you.

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Union member’s Union Plus AT&T rebate meant $100 savings, connections on the go

January 17, 2014 | Category: Union Member Stories | 0 comments |

Lyonel Geary of Tompkinsville, Ky., says that when his current union took over the union contract in the steel plant where he spent 36 years, they rescued the workers. They helped save his benefits, too. And now, with the help of AT&T and Union Plus, they’re helping him save money—and stay connected—thanks to Union Plus discounts and the $100 rebate he received after purchasing a new smartphone.

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