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  • iMail , News August 25, 2011

    Union Plus Helps IAM Welder Cut Health Care Costs

    As a welder and 10-year member of IAM Local 1297, Melvin Reese knows a thing or two about working when the “heat is on,” but when illness kept him off  the job, his stress level hit a boiling point. The costs of his wife’s monthly prescriptions were also adding up. Fortunately, Reese discovered the Union

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  • iMail , News January 4, 2011

    Three IAM Members Receive Union Plus Grants

    A trio of Machinists Union members from Ohio and Illinois are the latest recipients of Union SAFE grants from Union Plus. The grants, which do not have to be repaid, are designed to assist members of AFL-CIO affiliated unions who are facing financial hardship from health and educational expenses. The members receiving grants include Chicago

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  • iMail , News October 21, 2010

    Union Plus Delivers for IAM Members

    Thanks to Union Plus, a program that provides consumer benefits to union members and their families, IAM Local 777 retiree Ira Perry received some much-needed help with his medical bills. Perry received a $1,000 Union SAFE Hospital Grant. Union SAFE grants were established to help union members and retirees facing financial hardship due to significant

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  • iMail , News April 1, 2010

    Local Lodge 2339H Member Wins Union Plus Scholarship

    IAM Local Lodge 2339H member Sarah Gray has been awarded a Union Plus Scholarship to attend the National Labor College (NLC) in Silver Spring, MD. A flight attendant for Continental Express Jet, Gray also serves on the Communications Committee for Local 2339H in Houston, TX, and hopes a degree in Labor Education will give her

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  • iMail , News March 16, 2010

    IAM Retiree Digs Out of Debt with Help from Union Plus

    Retired Local Lodge 2763 member Robert Harrison of Memphis, TN recently found himself overwhelmed with hospital bills, but Union Plus was able to provide fast financial relief through their Medical Bill Negotiating Service and by providing a $1,000 Hospital Care Grant. “The costs of tests and hospitalizations were enormous,” said Harrison, who’s been hospitalized twice

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