for two years
Once Affiliate Members join, they will receive a call from an IUPAT representative in their area, to complete a brief questionnaire about their work experience. Affiliate Members will then be placed on the Affiliate Member Out-of-Work List (“OWL”). The Affiliate Member OWL is used when the IUPAT cannot find enough regular members to fill the staffing needs of a union contractor, or to recruit individuals when the union needs to place painters, drywall finishers, and glaziers with union contractors for special projects geared toward recapturing work in market sectors that rarely use union labor, such as commercial and industrial repaint and retrofit, new residential, and home repaint and remodel.
Thus, the biggest benefit of Affiliate Membership is possible transition into regular membership and a return, or entry, into union employment. But there are more benefits, including having the IUPAT a phone call away if you are having issues with your employer. See below for a list of benefits of Affiliate Membership.
The IUPAT will help you make certain your rights are protected on the job. You don’t have to be a regular member of a union to get paid what you’re supposed to get paid, or to receive the right training and equipment to get the job done safely. The IUPAT can help you deal with issues with your employer, at no additional costs to you.
The AFL-CIO-created Union Plus provides you and your family members with valuable consumer benefits. Union Plus provides valuable discounts on many products and services, up to $20,000 in accidental death insurance at no cost, free legal consultation, discounts for prescriptions, dental, vision, hearing, physician, and hospital care for the whole family, access to college scholarships, and more. See a list of benefits by clicking here.
If an opportunity opens up to for you to work for a union employer and become a regular union member, Affiliate Members pay a reduced application fee.
IUPAT members enjoy many benefits, such as attending special events, receiving IUPAT t-shirts and other gear, and learning about valuable services for working families across the country.
Save 10% on service - including sales prices - and 5% on tires at Goodyear Gemini Auto Service Centers;
Save up to 25% on car rentals with discounts from Avis, Budget, and Hertz.
Save time and money when you buy a new or used car or truck.
Get emergency roadside assistance and locksmith services. All calls answered in the U.S.
Purchase a union-made, EPA-certified Green Vehicle through the Union Plus Auto Buying Service and automatically get a $200 rebate.
Save at parks nationwide including Busch Gardens, Disneyland, Disney World, SeaWorld, Six Flags, Universal Studios, and more.
5% discount for union members on NCL America cruises in Hawaii. Even better discounts on selected staterooms and sailings.
Save $100 on discounted international travel packages and tours.
Save on movie tickets and rentals, theme parks, theaters, sporting events, and more.
Save 15% off monthly wireless service from AT&T, the only nationwide unionized wireless company.
Save an average of $200-$300 a year on home heating oil.
Save 20% when you send flowers, gifts or plants. Items are hand-delivered by local florists.
Enjoy the convenience of buying multiple gift cards all in one location and free shipping from some of America's most popular merchants.
Preferred moving discounts with Allied Van Lines and North American Van Lines.
Save 25% on veterinarian services, pet supplies, and more. Save up to 15% on pet health insurance premiums.
1-888-789-PETS (1-888-789-7387) 1-866-473-7387 (Pet health insurance)
If you participate in the Union Plus Home Heating Oil Program, get a $100 rebate with the purchase of new energy efficient heating oil equipment.
Buy union-made apparel and save 5% to 10% on everything you buy.
Justice Clothing Co.: 888-661-0620
All American Clothing: 1-888-937-8009
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
A mortgage program to help you and your children buy a home. Unique benefit helps make mortgage payments if you're out of work.
Save 20% off truck rentals from Budget.
Get a $50 rebate when you use your Union Plus Credit Card to purchase an annual maintenance agreement with a union HVAC contractor.
This unionized online bookstore offers affordable used and new books.
Save 10-30% on Dell laptops and desktops.
Union-backed credit card with competitive rates and assistance for members facing job loss, recent disability, large hospital bills.
Union-printed checks and labels that feature your union logo.
Protect your union family's future with life, accident, disability, and hospital recovery insurance
Save with competitive group rates. Features driver's training grants and payment deferments during strikes.
Learn your FICO credit score and get help improving it.
Receive up to $20,000 in accidental death insurance at no cost. Additional coverage also available.
Get free, confidential budget and credit counseling, and no-cost debt management assistance from certified counselors.
Save up to 15% on online tax preparation with TurboTax.
Save on the rising costs of eldercare services.
Pre-negotiated 15% to 30% discounts on monthly fees at over 10,000 health clubs nationwide.
Save 30% on an annual subscription to ConsumerReportsHealth.org.
Helps cut out-of-pocket costs on prescriptions, dental, vision, hearing, physician, and hospital care for the whole family.
Speak to a lawyer free about any legal question or problem. Free document review and 30% off additional services.
Save 27% on an annual subscription to ConsumerReports.org.
Awards $150,000 annually to members and their families pursuing higher education.
Awards $25,000 annually to those enrolling in the National Labor College.
Grant money and advice to help union members facing financial hardship.
Scholarships for union members enrolled in the NLC's Green Workplace Representatives Certificate program.