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'Make My Labor Day' Sweepstakes for Union Members

'Make My Labor Day' Sweepstakes for Union Members

Union members built this country and our dedication keeps it running. To celebrate the folks who make America possible, Union Plus is bringing Labor Day back to its roots. It’s time to show our appreciation and cook up a little fun in the process.

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5 Benefits of the Union Plus Credit Card Program You May Not Know About

5 Benefits of the Union Plus Credit Card Program You May Not Know About

Union Plus Credit Cards were designed to meet the needs of hard-working union members like you.

There are many reasons that union members ought to consider Union Plus Credit Cards for their families, such as competitive rates and U.S.-based customer service.

However, Union Plus Credit Cards also have many benefits you may not have known about because they are so unique. Here are five benefits of Union Plus Credit Cards you may be unaware of, and make sure to learn more by clicking here.

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Union Is the New Black: Labor Organizing in 'Orange Is the New Black,' and What It Means for You

Union Is the New Black: Labor Organizing in 'Orange Is the New Black,' and What It Means for You

In its third season with Netflix, "Orange Is the New Black" has had a significant effect on America's consciousness regarding: race, women and incarceration and transgender issues. This season highlighted many character backstories, but personally, the most interesting plotline was that of the security guards and their efforts to organize a potential union. We see labor issues in popular culture and television, on occasion; and this example, in particular, shines light on issues that arise when workers don't have labor protection.

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Made in America: Pet Treats and Products

Want to give your dog a bone? Give Fido one made in America by union workers who make Milk-Bone. Members of Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) Local 36G and Machinists (IAM) Local 330 in Buffalo, N.Y., produce a variety of sizes, flavors and biscuits, including Flavor Snacks, Healthy Favorites, Soft and Chewy Dog Snacks and other assorted Milk-Bone-branded dog treats.

 

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Take a Made-in-America Vacation

What could be more “Made in America” than a good old USA summer vacation that’s union made, too? Here are some tips from Union Plus.

 

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Quench Your Thirst with a Union-Made-in-America Brew

Quench Your Thirst with a Union-Made-in-America Brew

Like the song says, “Summer’s here and the time is right for dancing in the streets.” Then you can cool off with a made in America and union-brewed cold beer. There’s a wide range of union-made beers to please any palate, from the ubiquitous Bud Light from Anheuser-Busch to the hard to find Talon Double IPA from Mendocino Brewing Co. to organic brews from Butte Creek Brewing and the classic “Land of Sky Blue Waters” Hamm’s from Miller/Coors.

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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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36 Reasons Why You Should Thank a Union

36 Reasons Why You Should Thank a Union

Did you know that labor unions made the following 36 things possible?

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Thank a #UnionMom This Week Because Union Moms Are Awesome

Thank a #UnionMom This Week Because Union Moms Are Awesome

Can we just talk about how awesome our union moms are for a minute? Like the notes she placed in your lunch bag. You may have hid them from your friends, but you secretly loved them. And those mom-hugs with special powers to brighten even the worst days. Or the way she balanced a full-time job, all while dealing with your drama (also a full-time job).

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Make It a Union-Made Mother’s Day

Photo courtesy Nick Della Mora on Flickr

Mother’s Day is less than a week away (May 10), so you have no excuse for waiting until the last minute to find a nice tribute for mom that also carries the union label. Our friends at Labor 411, the union business directory from the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, can help you out.

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