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Aug 18: “Labor Day” at Appalachian Power Park

Night game at Appalachian Power Park vs. Lexington Legends, June 12, 2010. Photo by ChristopherLocke.

Free Game Tickets for Union Members & Their Families!

Join us for “Labor Day” at Appalachian Power Park on Saturday, August 18. Free game tickets are available for union members and their families (four tickets per family).

2:00 p.m. Tailgate
Charleston Building & Construction Trades
600 Leon Sullivan Way, Charleston, WV 25301

5:00 p.m. Gates Open

6:00 p.m. Game Time

To get your free tickets, contact:

Paul Breedlove, Charleston Building Trades, 304-542-6952
Kris Mallory, Reconnecting McDowell, 800-222-9838
Dena Fields, West Virginia AFL-CIO, 304-344-3557

Presented By:

Charleston Building & Construction Trades Council
West Virginia State Building & Construction Trades
West Virginia AFL-CIO
AFT-West Virginia
USW #12625
AFT – Putnam
Kanawha Valley Labor Council
UMWA International
WV CWA#2001
Reconnecting McDowell
UMWA #2286

Apply for the 2019 Union Plus Scholarship Program

As a UFCW member, you and your family are eligible for an exclusive scholarship through the Union Plus Scholarship Program!

The scholarship amounts range from $500 to $4,000. These one-time cash awards are for study beginning in the Fall of 2018. Students may re-apply each year.

Since 1991, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $4.2 million to students of working families who want to begin or continue their post-secondary education.

In 2018, 115 union members and union family members have been awarded scholarships totaling $150,000, including five UFCW members!

Over 2,800 families have benefited from our commitment to higher education. The Union Plus Scholarship Program is offered through the Union Plus Education Foundation.

Learn more about the Union Plus Scholarship Program and apply today!

Application deadline:   January 31, 2019.

Save 25% on Flowers With This Union Plus Discount

 

Valentine’s Day is on the way!

As a member of UFCW Local 400, you can save up to 25% on flowers for that special someone with your Union Plus discount – available exclusively to union members.

Click here to shop for bouquets from Teleflora and enter this special promo code to unlock your 25% discount: UPUFCW25

You can always support your union brothers and sisters by shopping at your favorite union grocery store. Pick up flowers, union-made wine, and chocolates to go with that made-with-love dinner at your local Kroger, Shoppers Food and Pharmacy, Giant Food, or Safeway.

Apply for the Union Plus Scholarship Program

As a UFCW member, you and your family are eligible for an exclusive scholarship through the Union Plus Scholarship Program!

The scholarship amounts range from $500 to $4,000. These one-time cash awards are for study beginning in the Fall of 2018. Students may re-apply each year.

Since 1991, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $4.2 million to students of working families who want to begin or continue their post-secondary education.

Over 2,800 families have benefited from our commitment to higher education. The Union Plus Scholarship Program is offered through the Union Plus Education Foundation.

Learn more about the Union Plus Scholarship Program and apply today!

Application deadline:  12:00pm (noon, Eastern Time), Wednesday, January 31, 2018.

Special Labor Night Performance of The Pajama Game

Update: Tickets are still available to the December 13 Labor Night at “The Pajama Game” at Arena Stage. Contact Isaac Evans directly at 202-600-4155 or email ievans@arenastage.org. They’re slightly more — $55 each — but you’ll still be in the labor group — now over 100! — and eligible to stay after the show for the Talk Back session with the cast.

The DC LaborFest is sponsoring a special Labor Night performance during the upcoming run of The Pajama Game at Arena Stage. The December 13 show will include a post-show “Talk Back” session with the cast.

The classic labor musical deals with labor troubles in a pajama factory, where workers’ demands for a seven-and-a-half cent raise are going unheeded, which resonates with the ongoing Fight for $15 and the federal wage freeze.

The Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory is a tiptop model of efficiency – so why are things getting so steamy? It could have something to do with how hard new superintendent Sid Sorokin has fallen for Babe Williams, the trouble-making head of the union grievance committee. Sparks really start to fly when a workers’ strike pits management against labor and ignites an outrageous battle of the sexes. Packed with seductive dance numbers like “Steam Heat” and “Hernando’s Hideaway,” the best way to ensure a good night’s rest during the hectic holiday season is to play The Pajama Game!

 

Apply Now for a $5,000 Scholarship from Ashcraft & Gerel

** UPDATE – DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 2, 2018 **

Did you know? As a member of Local 400, you have the chance to receive a $5,000 scholarship for you or an immediate family member.

For more than 30 years, the law firm of Ashcraft & Gerel, LLP has been offering union members and their families throughout the Washington, D.C. area the opportunity to alleviate the stressors that come with paying for the high cost of education.

Each year, the law firm awards a one-time grant of $5,000 to an eligible student for education expenses. That student could be you or an immediate family member!

To obtain your application, please contact Liliana Chang at 703-931-5500. Deadline to apply is April 2, 2018.

If you, your spouse or child, plan to pursue education or training full-time, we encourage you to apply. Please remember, all applicants must be enrolled for their post-high school education or training by Fall of 2017 to be eligible for this year’s award.

A committee of union volunteers screens the applications, and an independent party selects a finalist. No one at Ashcraft & Gerel, LLP participates in the selection process. This is an equal opportunity program, conducted without regard to race, gender, religion, age or disability.

If you have further questions, please contact Liliana Chang at 703-931-5500.

Looking for more union member-only scholarship opportunities? Visit our scholarship page.

Labor Day at Appalachian Power Park

Night game at Appalachian Power Park vs. Lexington Legends, June 12, 2010. Photo by ChristopherLocke.

Free Game Tickets for Union Members & Their Families! (4 tickets per family)
Saturday, August 26, 2017

Join us for a Tailgate at 3:00 PM at the Charleston Building & Construction Trades
600 Leon Sullivan Way — Free Food & Drinks

**Donations Sought To Aid Flood Victims**
We are asking for donations of canned goods and cleaning supplies; monetary donations can be made as well. Please drop items off at the tailgate!

Presented By:
Charleston Building & Construction Trades Council
AFT-WV
AFT – Kanawha
AFT – Putnam
West Virginia AFL-CIO
Kanawha Valley Labor Council
UMWA District 17
South Central Labor Council
CWA WV State Council
West Virginia State Building Trades
Reconnecting McDowell

To get your free tickets by contacting WVA AFL-CIO:
Paul Breedlove, Charleston Building Trades 304-542-6952
Kris Mallory, Reconnecting McDowell 800-222-9838
Dena Fields 304-344-3557

 

Gates open at 5:00 pm – Game time 6:05pm

Free College Benefit for UFCW Members and Families

Earn a Degree for Free! The UFCW Free College Benefit Plan Opens Doors of Opportunity for Members

Every day, we are working hard to provide you—and every single one of our members—with real and powerful benefits that can help you achieve the better life you have earned and deserve.  One valuable example of this is the UFCW Free College Benefit.

The UFCW Free College Benefit makes it possible for you and/or your loved ones to earn an Associate Degree online through Eastern Gateway Community College with no out-of-pocket costs and no need for loans. There are no tuition, fee or e-book charges—saving you thousands of dollars!

This benefit is available exclusively to UFCW members, retired members, and the families of members, including children, spouses, grandchildren, domestic partners, and dependents.

The Free College Benefit covers any amount for tuition, fees or books that Is not covered by federal or employer education grants.

Best of all, the UFCW Free College Benefit is designed to help you balance work and home life.  You can attend school part-time or full-time – whichever fits your schedule.  All you need to get started is a high school degree or GED. There are no entrance exams to worry about.

Programs you can apply to include:

  • Business Management
  • Accounting
  • Paralegal
  • Early Childhood Education

Visit the UFCW Free College Benefit website to sign up or learn more.