Magazine article International Musician

A Wide Range of Union Benefits Are Found Online

Magazine article International Musician

A Wide Range of Union Benefits Are Found Online

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AFM members can avail themselves of benefits and services through the afm.org, aflcio.org, or unionplus.org websites. On the job, you get the protection of a contract, while off the job, Union Plus programs use the collective purchasing power of millions of AFL-CIO union members to offer a wide range of valuable benefits. Simply enter your name, AFM, and local union information and e-mail, then proceeding to the checklist provided, and you will receive a personalized packet of services.

The Union Plus member advocacy program will assist you if you have questions or concerns about any of the Union Plus programs. Full-time union member advocates are devoted solely to providing you immediate help. Union Plus also provides a wealth of consumer information to help you improve the quality of your everyday life.

Union member-only savings include such items as online books, AT&T wireless discounts, a 20% discount Budget truck rental, Dell computer discounts, savings on flowers, and heating oil rebates of $100. You can also receive $100 for every $400 spent with your Union Plus credit card on the cost of making home energy upgrades, up to the lifetime limit of $500. Also save an average of $200 to $500 per year on home heating oil.

The Union Plus mortgage program can help you buy a home, and has a unique benefit to help make mortgage payments if you're out of work.

On the Union Plus collective bargains blog you can find the latest deals, discounts, and consumer tips, as well as union member stories.

There are auto savings through an auto buying service, savings of up to 25% on rentals, savings on tires, and a rebate of $200 for union-made EPA certified green vehicles thru the Union Plus auto buying service. …

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