Due to inflation, this AFSCME member is trying to stretch a dollar. Union Plus and AT&T are helping with union-member discounts on cell plans.
With inflation on the rise, Pete Fu, like many Americans, is trying to stretch his dollars a little further. A trained chef with the New York City Department of Education, Fu said he regularly searches for discounts on his local union’s website.
“I look to make some cuts in my expenditures and find ways to save money,” says Fu, a member of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) District Council 37, Local 372.
When Fu learned he could save money each month by transferring his and his wife’s cell phone service to AT&T, he jumped at the chance.
“With the rise in cost of living, we have to make up the difference in some way,” he says.
With the Union Plus AT&T Discount Program, union members can save $10 per line per month on the AT&T Unlimited PremiumSM plan, plus receive up to $50 in waived activation and upgrade fees*. Union members can enroll online through the Union Plus website, or they can go to an AT&T store.
“I got a coupon [from the Union Plus website] that I gave to AT&T and the benefits came up,” Fu says.
By switching to AT&T, Fu estimates he’s getting monthly savings compared to his prior plan with another carrier.
He says he’s been exploring other Union Plus benefits too, saying, “I’d be a fool not to take advantage of all the benefits of being a union member. They’re there for the taking. I encourage union members to do their homework. There are benefits we can all take advantage of for being proud union members.”
To learn more about the Union Plus AT&T Discount Program, visit unionplus.org/att.