It Pays to Belong!
Being a member of our union is about so much more than being able to file a grievance. It is about supporting the labor movement and defending workers rights. It is believing that all working people are entitled to a living wage with benefits that can support a family. It is about having a voice in the legislative process, helping to ensure the passage of legislation that protects the working class and needed social programs.
That is what it means to belong to the union. When you become a member you can take part in those activities and you also become eligible for many benefits designed to assist you in your worklife and at home. THESE ARE BENEFITS ONLY AVAILABLE TO UNION MEMBERS!
King/Vallerie Scholarship Program
Through 2010 this program for children of Ohio APWU members has awarded 189 scholarships worth $94,500.00!!! Every applicant is eligible and the scholarships are awarded on a strict "luck-of-the-draw" at a state convention or conference. More information is available in the Member Resources section.
The members resourse section is filled with information on retirement, from planning to figuring your annunity. You must be a member to access the resource section.
We established this office to help the many veterans that work in the post office. Mark Graham, our director, is a US Army veteran and our member resource department has a lot of information important to all service veterans.
APW Accident Benefit Association
Offers coverage for on or off the job injuries. Has been in existence for more than 100 years. Last year more than $1 million in claims were paid to deserving workers. Check out their web site www.apw-aba.org for more information.
If you are a member of any of the following locals, you are already a member of the ABA:
Cleveland Area Local, Canton OH Area Local, Youngstown Area Local, Akron Metro Postal Union, Ashtabula, Athens, Columbus Area Local, Greater Cincinnati Area Local, Lake Geauga Area Local, Lima Area Local, Mansfield Area Local, Marion, Portsmouth, South Central Area Local, Springfield, Toledo Area Local, Zanesville.
APWU Voluntary Benefits Program
www.voluntarybenefitsplan.com another source for union member only benefits.
Sponsored by the AFL-CIO it offers union members a variety of benefits from credit cards to home mortgages.
These are just some of the benefits for union-members only. If you take advantage of what is offered, you would save much more than you would pay in dues!
Become a member today!! Sign the 1187 form and send it to: Terry Grant, President OPWU, 1811 Clearview NW, Canton, Ohio 44708