HELP FOR UNION MEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILIES
During these tough economic times, union members facing financial hardship can turn to Union Plus programs for support:
- Have you been laid off?
- Worried about paying your bills?
- Do you have large, unpaid medical bills?
- Have you been on strike for more than 30 days?
- Have you become disabled within the last 12 months (and been out of work at least 90 days)?
- Have you faced financial hardship due to a FEMA natural disaster?
I’ve gone to our union meetings and told people to apply for these grants.
— Richard Clower, GMP Local 125, Job Loss Grant recipient
This is a great union benefit. Within a week or so of making a call, I received a check in the mail.
— Deborah Mims, APWU Local 140, Disability Grant recipient
The program is really simple to use and we were able to get the help quickly, just when we needed it. I was surprised how easy it was.
— Dan Thomason, IRONWORKERS Local 395, Mortgage Assistance program participant
I know it's hard to ask for help, but help is out there when you call the Union Plus Save My Home Hotline. You have no idea how grateful and relieved I was to learn what they could do for me.
— Maria Yaeger, AFSCME Local 145, Save My Home Hotline
The Union Plus Grant helped me a lot. It was such a big relief after I used the $1,000 to pay off what I owed for the surgery.
— Kristan McArthur, UFCW Local 1996, Hospital Care Grant recipient
It was a great process. Instead of owing for life, I'll be able to pay off all my bills by 2011. I'm so grateful for the Credit Counseling Program.
— Susan Geren, AFSCME Local 3019, Credit Counseling participant
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