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Want to Reduce Your College Debt? Learn How from Our Union Plus Scholarship Winners

Want to Reduce Your College Debt? Learn How from Our Union Plus Scholarship Winners

There are many ways for union families to lessen the load of college loan debt. For example, taking courses at a community college before transferring to a more expensive college is a proven tactic. Another, taking AP classes in high school that qualify for college credits can save students a bundle. 

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Jobs, Not Prisons: Unions Help Formerly Incarcerated Women Build a New Life

Tristain Frye

Greg Christiansen has been an iron worker for 35 years. He was out in the field for some time but, since 2011, has been recruiting graduates from a particular pre-apprenticeship program that makes an important contribution to our society.

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UAW Veterans Hold Carnival for Children of Veterans

Since 1925, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) has helped veterans and their families with short- and long-term housing. From children who need foster care because their parents died in a war to veterans who have become homeless, the VFW maintains houses throughout the country to give aid to our military long after service. In 2006, UAW members joined with them and built the Steven P. Yokich duplex in Eaton Rapids, Mich., to house veteran families.   

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Got Debt?

Got Debt?

Do you have student loans? Or do you know somebody who does?

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Today: Do Your Part for the Letter Carriers' 'Stamp Out Hunger' Drive

Today: Do Your Part for the Letter Carriers' 'Stamp Out Hunger' Drive

Today is the day! Don't forget to participate in the National Association of Letter Carriers' (NALC's) annual "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive. Letter carriers across the country will be picking up millions of pounds of canned goods and nonperishable items as part of the country's biggest annual food drive. The Letter Carriers' drive takes place during a crucial time, just as many food pantries are hitting their lowest stock points during the summer months, so your assistance is vital in making sure fewer Americans go hungry this time of year.

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Reminder: Saturday Is Your Chance to Make a Difference

Reminder: Saturday Is Your Chance to Make a Difference

Don't forget your chance to make a difference in the lives of people in your community by participating in the National Association of Letter Carriers' (NALC's) 23rd annual "Stamp Out Hunger" Food Drive. This Saturday, May 9, letter carriers around the country will lead the largest one-day food drive in the United States. Last year, they collected more than 72 million pounds of food (bringing the all-time total since the drive began in 1993 to a staggering 1.3 billion pounds of food collected and distributed).  

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Union Women Help 'Spread the Word' About One of the Leading Killers of Women

Union Women Help 'Spread the Word' About One of the Leading Killers of Women

In celebration of National Women's Health Week, the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) is teaming up with the Spread the Word campaign to increase awareness about the overlooked symptoms of coronary artery disease (CAD), one of the leading killers of women worldwide. The campaign also is designed to inform women of testing options that help spot CAD early and improve medical outcomes. CAD kills more women than all cancers combined but is often harder to diagnose among women than men.

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From Organizing to Mobilizing: United Transportation Alliance Launches App-Based Taxi Service

Uniformed Transunion Car Service (TCS) drivers line up outside their cars.

Taxi riders in Newark, N.J., can now enjoy the convenience of using a cellphone app to book a cab while resting secure in the knowledge that the dispatched driver is licensed and insured, and that the vehicle they are about to get into has been inspected and regularly maintained.

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Union Plus Scholarship Deadline Is Jan. 31

Union Plus Scholarship Deadline Is Jan. 31

Time is running out to apply for the 2015 Union Plus college scholarship program for union members and their children. Applications must be submitted by noon Eastern time on Jan. 31. Since 1992, the program has awarded more than $3.6 million to students of more than 2,400 working families. The awards will range from $500 to $4,000 and are for study beginning in the fall each year. Students may re-apply each year.

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Help Save Christmas for the Children of Striking FairPoint Workers

Photo courtesy CWA Local 1400

When the IBEW and CWA workers said they were about to go on strike against FairPoint Communications, I knew they were in for a long fight. The decision to walk is not an easy one. Workers weigh the decision to walk against their personal financial situation. How long can we afford to go without pay?

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