Union Member Benefits

 

Members of UAW 5810 and their families are eligible for various local and national benefits programs for Union Members. Listed below are discounts have been negotiated by UAW 5810 for our fellow members and other discounts and benefits made available through the AFL-CIO Union Plus program.

Legal Services:
Union Plus Legal Service – This service provides free and discounted legal services in areas such as: Immigration Law, Family Law, Wills/Estate-Planning, Real Estate, Traffic Matters, and more. Lawyers are screened through the Union Plus program and there are approved law firms for most areas of practice near all 10 UC campuses.

 

Childcare/Elder Care Services:
SitterCityYearsAhead Bright Horizons: SitterCity/Years Ahead – Through negotiations with the University of California, the Union was able to secure access to the Bright Horizons program for all Postdocs at UC! This program is now part of the University of California Postdoctoral Scholar Benefits Plan (PSBP).

SitterCity is an online service for finding reviewed and affordable local Child Care, Pet Care, and Elder/Senior Care providers for both short term and long term needs. Years Ahead is service that provides advice and helps select the necessary services for Elder/Senior care fit to individual needs/situations. Both of these websites typically require paid memberships for use, but the memberships for UC Postdocs are now paid for by UC. You are still responsible for paying for the providers of care.

To register for the program click here.

 

Retail Discounts:
AT&T Wireless Service Discount – AT&T is the ONLY national unionized wireless service company and they offer Union Members a special 15% discount off qualifying AT&T wireless individual or family plans.
Moving Company Discounts – Allied Van Lines and North American Van Lines offer Union Members discounts on full-service moving vans. These discounts on transport and moving services for Union Members can save hundreds of dollars on a typical interstate (state-to-state or long-distance) move.
Entertainment Discounts – Working Advantage offers a large variety of discounts to Union Members at over 50 theme parks, sporting events, theater, movies, restaurants, Costco and more.
Travel Discounts – Union Members can get great discounts at major rental car companies such as Alamo Rent A Car, Avis Rent A Car, Budget Car Rental, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hertz Rental Car and National Car Rental. Discounts on vacation tours and condo rentals are also available.
Tire Discounts – At company-owned Goodyear Auto Service, Just Tires and Allied Tires & Service centers, Union Members can get the Union Plus Goodyear Discount for Goodyear tire deals and car service savings. While you are buying your tires you can support fellow Union Workers buy following this guide to purchasing Union made tires.
Union Made Clothing Discounts – Get a %5 to %10 discount on Union Made clothing through the Union Plus Clothing Discount.
Discount Flowers and Gifts – Teleflora, offers a 20% discount for Union Members and is committed to a 100% local florist delivered model with no drop shipments for a large variety of flowers and gifts.

 

Financial Services:
Union Plus Credit Card – This credit card for union members offers competitive rates and improved assistance benefits for eligible cardholders. There are Two card choices – one with 1.5% Cash Rewards, one with a Low Intro APR.
Credit Counseling Program – This program is open to families with a Labor Union Member and provides a free credit counseling and budget analysis meeting offered by the non-profit Money Management International (MMI). The free meeting includes:
  • Complete financial review, budget analysis and credit management counseling
  • Assistance in budgeting or advice on sources of additional income
  • Advice on how to work with creditors
  • A written Action Plan that summarizes your financial situation, provides a budget and timeline for reaching your debt management and repayment goals, and restates action items
  • Referral to a social service organization in your area, if appropriate
Union Plus Mortgage Program – This program provides discounts to Union Members who are applying for a mortgage on a new home or refinancing an existing mortgage. There is also a special Union Plus Mortgage Assistance Program for people who have Union Plus Mortgages in case of unemployment or other disruptions in income.
Union Plus Education Resources – This service helps union members and their children attend college and build upon their education through scholarships and other higher education services such as discounts on standardized tests and financial planning advice for saving money for college both in the short and long term.