IUPAT Member Benefits

GP Rigmaiden

Dear Fellow Members:

I know I don't have to tell any of you that these are some of the hardest times most of us have ever seen.  And, unfortunately, far too many of us feel like we're in this mess alone.

Please remember that you are part of something that is much larger than just one person, you're a member of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades.  As I said before in a recent Journal article, I wish I could wave a magic wand and make all this hardship and heartache instantly disappear.  Unfortunately, I just can't make that happen.

However, I can assure you that we are preparing to be ready to get everyone back to work when the economy recovers.  In the meantime, I know many of you are looking for every bit of help you can get and that's why we put this part of the web site together.

These pages hold the key to receiving benefits and discounts that you automatically qualify for simply because you are a union member.

Read through it carefully and hopefully you'll find something that will make your life just a little bit easier.  You might even find something that could dramatically make your life better.

Better days are ahead, but for now it's up to us to take care of each other.

Sincerely and fraternally,

Kenneth Rigmaiden

IUPAT General President



Annuity Hardship Withdrawal

Those who participate in the IUPAT Annuity Plan have the option to claim a hardship withdrawal.

These distributions have been a part of our plan for years, but a healthy economy and job market required strict restrictions on qualifying for these hardship distributions.   

HOWEVER - TIMES HAVE CHANGED!

If you have no other financial life lines (savings, credit lines, etc.) to meet your basic needs, a hardship withdrawal in the Annuity Plan may be just what you require to stay in your home, get medical attention and more.

To qualify, the hardship withdrawal must address an unpaid expense that is necessary for you or your family, including:

  • Medical expenses/COBRA costs. 
  • Costs for the purchase of a principal residence, or payments to prevent eviction or foreclosure on your residence, which may include unpaid taxes, utilities and other costs that can create liens leading to foreclosure or render your home uninhabitable.
  • Repair of damage to your home if casualty strikes.
  • Tuition and related educational fees (e.g. room and board expenses) for you or your children.
  • Burial or funeral expenses.

These categories can overlap or combine with other factors that show immediate and heavy financial need to meet your family’s basic requirements for food, clothing and shelter

Interested participants may contact the Annuity Plan at pension@iupat.org or 800-554-2479 to request an application.

Union Privilege Benefits

The AFL-CIO created Union Privilege in 1986 to provide union members and their families with valuable consumer benefits. With Union Plus benefits, your union membership "pays" at work and at home.

By using the collective buying power of unions, we are able to offer valuable, discounted products and services exclusively to working families.

Because you are a current or retired union member, you and your family are automatically eligible to start using your union's Union Plus benefits described below.

Union Plus benefits from Union Privilege are the only consumer benefits endorsed by the AFL-CIO and the IUPAT.

Go to www.unionplus.org for more updates on these benefits. 

Goodyear

Save 10% on service - including sales prices - and 5% on tires at Goodyear Gemini Auto Service

Centers.

http://www.unionplus.org/Goodyear 

Union Plus Car Rentals

Save up to 25% on car rentals with discounts from Avis, Budget & Hertz.

Avis 1-800-698-5685, ID# B723700

Budget 1-800-455-2848, ID# V816100

Hertz 1-800-654-2200, ID# 205666

http://www.unionplus.org/CarRental 

Auto Buying Service

Save time and money when you buy a new or used car or truck.

1-866-437-2336

http://www.unionplus.org/AutoBuying

Union Plus Motor Club

Get emergency roadside assistance and locksmith services. All calls answered in the U.S.

1-800-454-8722.

http://www.unionplus.org/MotorClub 

Hybrid Union-Made Car Rebate

Purchase a union-made, EPA-certified Green Vehicle through the Union Plus Auto Buying Service and automatically get a $200 rebate.

1-866-437-2336

http://www.unionplus.org/Green 

Theme Park Discounts

Save at parks nationwide including Busch Gardens, Disneyland, Disney World, SeaWorld, Six Flags, Universal Studios and more.

1-800-565-3712

ID# 744387769

http://www.unionplus.org/Entertainment 

Cruise Discounts

5% discount for union members on NCL America cruises in Hawaii. Even better discounts on selected staterooms and sailings.

1-866-867-0593

http://www.unionplus.org/Cruises 

Worldwide Vacation Tours

Save $100 on discounted international travel packages and tours.

1-800-590-1104

http://www.unionplus.org/Tours 

Entertainment Discounts

Save on movie tickets and rentals, theme parks, theaters, sporting events and more.

1-800-565-3712

ID# 744387769

http://www.unionplus.org/Entertainment 

AT&T Wireless Discounts

Save 15% off monthly wireless service from AT&T,

the only nationwide unionized wireless company.

1-800-897-7046, FAN #3508840

http://www.unionplus.org/ATT 

Home Heating Oil

Save an average of $200-$300 a year on home

heating oil.

1-800-660-0691

http://www.unionplus.org/HeatingOil

Flowers

Save 20% when you send flowers, gifts or plants.  Items are hand-delivered by local florists.

1-888-667-7779

http://www.unionplus.org/Flowers 

Gift Certificate Discounts

Enjoy the convenience of buying multiple gift cards all in one location and free shipping from some of America's most popular merchants.

1-800-565-3712

ID# 744387769

http://www.unionplus.org/Entertainment 

Moving Discount

Preferred moving discounts with Allied Van Lines and North American Van Lines.

1-800-593-2526

http://www.unionplus.org/Moving 

Pet Savings

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)

http://www.unionplus.org/Pets

Heating Oil Rebate

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.

1-800-660-0691

http://www.unionplus.org/HeatingRebate 

Clothing Discounts

Buy union-made apparel and save 5% to 10% on everything you buy.

Justice Clothing Co. 1-888-661-0620

All American Clothing 1-888-937-8009,

Code: UnionPlus

http://www.unionplus.org/Clothing 

Home Energy Savings

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.

http://www.unionplus.org/Audit 

Mortgage

A mortgage program to help you and your children buy a home. Unique benefit helps make mortgage payments if you're out of work.

1-800-848-6466

http://www.unionplus.org/Mortgage 

Budget Truck Rental

Save 20% off truck rentals from Budget.

1-800-561-1157

BART # 56000127763

http://www.unionplus.org/BudgetTruck 

HVAC Rebates

Get a $50 rebate when you use your Union Plus Credit Card to purchase an annual maintenance

agreement with a union HVAC contractor.

http://www.unionplus.org/HVAC 

Powell's Online Bookstore

This unionized online bookstore offers affordable used and new books.

http://www.unionplus.org/Books 

Dell Discounts

Save 10-30% on Dell laptops and desktops.

1-877-882-3355

ID# PS16626766

http://www.unionplus.org/Computers 

Credit Card

Union-backed credit card with competitive rates and

assistance for members facing job loss, recent

disability, large hospital bills.

1-800-204-4514

http://www.unionplus.org/Card 

Union-Made Checks

Union-printed checks and labels that feature your union logo.

1-888-864-6625

http://www.unionplus.org/Checks 

Life Insurance

Protect your union family's future with life, accident, disability and hospital recovery insurance.

1-800-393-0864

http://www.unionplus.org/insurance/life-insurance 

Auto Insurance

Save with competitive group rates. Features driver's training grants and payment deferments during strikes.

1-800-294-9496

http://www.unionplus.org/AutoInsurance 

Credit Score Discounts

Learn your FICO credit score and get help improving it.

http://www.unionplus.org/CreditScore 

Accident Insurance

Receive up to $20,000 in accidental death insurance at no cost. Additional coverage also available.

1-800-393-0864

http://www.unionplus.org/insurance 

Credit Counseling

Get free, confidential budget and credit counseling, and no-cost debt management assistance from certified counselors.

1-877-833-1745

http://www.unionplus.org/CreditCounseling 

Online Tax Service

Save up to 15% on online tax preparation with

TurboTax.

http://www.unionplus.org/Taxes 

Eldercare Services

Save on the rising costs of eldercare services.

1-866-570-8588

http://www.unionplus.org/Eldercare

Health Club

Pre-negotiated 15% to 30% discounts on monthly fees at over 10,000 health clubs nationwide.

1-888-294-1500

http://www.unionplus.org/HealthClubs 

Consumer Reports Health Online Discount

Save 30% on an annual subscription to ConsumerReportsHealth.org.

http://www.unionplus.org/consumer-reports-health-online

sHealth 

Health Savings

Helps cut out-of-pocket costs on prescriptions, dental, vision, hearing, physician and hospital care for the whole family.

1-877-570-4845

http://www.unionplus.org/HealthSavings

Legal Service

Speak to a lawyer free about any legal question or problem. Free document review and 30% off

additional services.

1-888-993-8886

http://www.unionplus.org/Legal 

Consumer Reports Online Discount

Save 27% on an annual subscription to ConsumerReports.org.

http://www.unionplus.org/ConsumerReports 

Union Plus Scholarship

Awards $150,000 annually to members and their families pursuing higher education.

http://www.unionplus.org/Scholarships

National Labor College Scholarship

Awards $25,000 annually to those enrolling in the National Labor College.

http://www.unionplus.org/NLC 

Union SAFE

Grant money and advice to help union members

facing financial hardship.

http://www.unionplus.org/UnionSAFE

National Labor College Green Scholarship

Scholarships for union members enrolled in the NLC's Green Workplace Representatives Certificate program.

http://www.unionplus.org/Green


Health Insurance

Painters and Allied Trades members and their families are eligible to participate in our affiliate health insurance plans.


Pension

The Painters and Allied Trades Industry Pension Fund provides you with a secure retirement plan. Members qualify for full retirement benefits at age 55 with 30 years of credited service.


Representation on the Job

Your union will make certain your rights are protected on the job. That means you’ll get paid what you’re supposed to get paid, on time. It also means you’ll have the right training and equipment to get the job done safely.


Continuing Education

All members of the IUPAT are eligible to pursue advanced career training and even college credits in our program. The Finishing Trades Institute offers continuing education programs for its members that allow them to earn college credits toward an Associate or Bachelor’s Degree.