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Sample Benefits Letters for Members

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Ready to offer local union member discounts to your union members? Use these templates to communicate with area businesses:

Sample Letter to Current Members
 

A sample letter that you can send to current union members is below. Similar letters have been used successfully in many internal organizing campaigns.

To use the letter follow these 5 simple steps:

  1. Place the letter on your letterhead and address the letter personally to each current member.
  2. Check to see which benefits your union participates in by entering your union in the top right section of this site or calling Union Privilege at 1-800-472-2005.
  3. Add your union name in the space available in the first sentence.
  4. Include your union's all-program benefits flyer with the letter. You can order the quantity of flyers you need for free by calling Union Privilege at 1-800-472-2005 or using the Union Plus materials order form.
  5. Click here for a Word document of the sample letter to current members.

    Click here for a PDF document of the sample letter to current members.

Sample Letter to Prospective Members
 

A sample letter that you can send to prospective labor union members is below. Similar letters have been used successfully in many internal organizing campaigns.

To use the letter follow these 9 simple steps:

  1. Make sure your full members are informed about the Union Plus benefits. See the sample letter to members.
  2. Place the letter on your letterhead and address the letter personally to each prospective member.
  3. Check to see which benefits your union participates in by going to www.unionplus.com or calling Union Privilege at 1-800-472-2005.
  4. Add your union name in the space available in the first sentence.
  5. Include a contact phone number or address so that prospective members can contact you to join in the space available at the end of the letter and in the P.S.
  6. If you have a membership form that prospective members can sign to join the union, include it in the letter to make it easy to sign up. If you include a form you can add this paragraph to the letter.
    "Just sign the enclosed membership form and return it. Or call us at _________________. Once you've signed up, we'll send you all the information that you need to begin using your Union Plus programs."
  7. Include the special "organizing version" of your union's all-program benefits flyer with the letter. You can order the quantity of flyers you need for free by calling Union Privilege at 1-800-472-2005 or using the order form in the leaders section of the Union Plus Web site.
  8. Watch your membership grow!
  9. You can either type in changes to the Word template or print out the PDF blank template and write in the appropriate information.

    Click here for a Word document of the sample letter to prospective members.

    Click here for a PDF document of the sample letter to prospective members.

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