Educational associate gets a financial surprise any mother would love
LET'S FACEIT. Credit cards are not very popular these days. With companies raising interest rates and slashing credit limits, people aren't turning to their cards for financial relief. Recently, however, one AFT member was pleased to discover that her credit card provided a safety net when she really needed one.
Margarita Esteras, an educational associate in New York City and a member of the United Federation of Teachers, was hospitalized as the result of a complication in her last two months of pregnancy. That meant Esteras couldn't work.
Fortunately, she got help from family, friends, co-workers and most surprisingly from her AFT + member benefits credit card.
Her family was there to help lighten the load of household chores and her co-workers pitched in to allow Esteras to rest knowing her students were well taken care of. But who could have guessed she would receive $1,250 in financial assistance …