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Your Benefits: Archived Posts

AFSCME Makes Celebrating Mother’s Day Easy

Great savings and exclusive deals for AFSCME members makes Mother’s Day a snap.

Pete Levine |

AFSCME Family Scholarships Awarded for 2017

Introducing the winners of this year’s AFSCME Family Scholarship.

Clyde Weiss |

Friday the 13th Redefined for Union Plus American Dream Sweepstakes Winner

Frank Valone’s $30,000 grand prize marked the end of the American Dream Sweepstakes sponsored by the Union Plus Credit Card Program.

Union Plus |

Don’t Be Left Behind – Get a College Degree with AFSCME’s Help

“The dominance of college graduates in the economy is, if anything, accelerating,” reports the Associated Press. Let AFSCME help you get a college degree – with no out-of-pocket costs.

Clyde Weiss |

This Is Why You Need a Union

Three reasons why working people need unions.

Raju Chebium |

Union Plus Scholarship Deadline: January 31

Hurry – the deadline to apply for a Union Plus Scholarship, open to AFSCME members and their families, is Jan. 31, at noon (ET). The same deadline applies for the Gerald W. McEntee Scholarship.

Clyde Weiss |

Here’s How to Cut College Costs

A proposal to make college free for many New Yorkers is making news, but AFSCME was there first. Members can earn a two-year degree for free. Check out our blog to find out more.

Raju Chebium |

Seymour Police Union Launches Aggressive Plan to Protect Kids: Child ID Program

An AFSCME local in Connecticut is making it easier for police to find missing kids. The Seymour Police Union is providing a valuable public service by distributing 3,000 Child ID Kits to families.

Kevin Zapf Hanes and Larry Dorman |

Protecting Our Children

Protecting our children is our No. 1 priority. The child ID kit can help parents and grandparents do just that.

Keeping Our Children Safe

Keeping our children safe is job #1. Your free child ID kit should help your peace of mind.

Pablo Ros |

Your Newest Union Benefit: Free College

You and your family members can earn a degree without spending a dime.

Olivia Sandbothe |

Union Plus Offers Help for Victims of Louisiana Floods

Help is available to union members affected by the recent flooding in Louisiana through Union Plus.


AFSCME Free College Benefit

Through the AFSCME Free College benefit, you and your family members can earn an associate degree, completely online – for FREE.

Getting a Free College Degree Is Easier than Ever

With the new AFSCME Free College benefit, members and their families can further their education and gain a college degree at no cost.

Clyde Weiss and Olivia Sandbothe |

Union Plus Offers Help for Survivors of West Virginia Floods

For those affected by the West Virginia floods, there may be a free $500 grant for you.

Megan Burger Is This Year’s 2016 Gerald W. McEntee Scholarship Recipient

Megan Burger, a U.S. Capitol tour guide, is this year’s winner of the Gerald W. McEntee Scholarship. She plans to study occupational therapy.

Clyde Weiss |

In Debt? AFSCME and Union Plus Can Help!

Check out these resources to help with the costs of education and student debt.

For Scholarship Winner, AFSCME Has Always Been Part of the Family

This college freshman is heading to college, knowing that his parents’ union has his back.

Mark McCullough |

Women's Leadership Academy

Headed Off to College? AFSCME Can Help

AFSCME members and their children or dependents can apply for scholarships that could substantially reduce college costs.

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