When you join the union, you have access to these AFGE benefits. These benefits are backed by the collective strength of over 10-million members of AFL-CIO unions. By using one or two of the programs, many members save as much as their annual dues.
These Money-Saving Benefits are Available Only to AFGE Members:
2013 Union Plus Scholarship Winners
Union Plus has awarded $150,000 in scholarships to 115 students representing 36 unions, including three winners representing AFGE, in the 2013 Union Plus Scholarship Program. In this 22nd year of the program, more than 5,300 applications were received from union members and families in all 50 states.
This year's AFGE winners are:
Marthalyn Lamb of Birmingham, AL, whose father David Lamb is a member of AFGE Local 3024, has been awarded a $2,000 scholarship.
Casie Phillips of Richland, Ml, whose mother Cynthia Phillips is a member of AFGE Local 1626, has been awarded a $500 scholarship.
Kurtis Quillin of Floresville, TX, whose father Jeffery Quillin is a member of AFGE Local 1004, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship.
"The union movement believes strongly in education, which for generations has helped working people to advance their own careers and improve the lives of their children," says J. David Cox, the National President of AFGE. 'These days, however, rising tuitions and expensive student loans are putting higher education out of reach for many working families. That's why we continue our long commitment to funding college scholarships to help union families achieve their dreams."
Meet the 2013 AFGE Honorees:
Marthalyn Lamb has been influenced by having a brother with autism, and by the two years she spent as a babysitter for a teenage girl with Down's syndrome. "Working with children is something I enjoy," she says, "and it brings me joy to know that I am helping them physically, emotionally and spiritually.WaT3fia1p^lsoJ
Casie Phillips comes from a long line of union members, organizers and activists. Her great-grandparents were union members, and so was her grandfather. And, of course, Casie has benefited from her mother's longtime membership and leadership role in AFGE. "Unions bring about prosperity, ability and unity," Casie says.
Kurtis Quillin loves athletics, but he is much more than an athlete. In addition to playing he has officiated youth soccer, basketball and baseball games, and also worked as an announcer at games and on radio. "Occasionally I get paid," he says, "but typically I just announce games and pep rallies for the sheer joy of it." Eagle Scout Kurtis hopes to follow his passion and pursue a career in sports broadcasting, a goal he declared to his mom when he was in the 6th grade.
Union Plus Scholarship awards are granted to students attending a two-year college, four-year college, graduate school or a recognized technical or trade school. Since starting the program in 1991, Union Plus has awarded more than $3.5 million in educational funding to more than 2,300 union members, spouses and dependent children.
Toll-free Benefits Line:
In DC: 639-6941
Programs are subject to change.