Membership Benefits


Professional Staff Assistance
A highly qualified staff is available to assist you in all matters of collective bargaining and representation.

Legal Assistance
UNAC/UHCP has an internal Legal Department committed to providing high-quality representation to members, local affiliates, and UNAC/UHCP on labor law issues.

Legal Representation Expense Reimbursement for UNAC/UHCP Members
Upon completion of a written application by a UNAC/UHCP member, UNAC/UHCP may approve reimbursement of qualified expenses incurred as a result of a formal accusation, investigation notice, or formal settlement discussions and/or agreement with a California Healing Arts Board for the board governing the member’s healing arts licenses. To find out how to apply and learn about limits and exclusions, contact your UNAC/UHCP staff representative. The written application needs to proceed incurring the expense.

United Nurses of America
UNAC/UHCP is affiliated with the United Nurses of American (UNA), the voice of nurses affiliated with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), AFL-CIO. Through UNA, UNAC/UHCP nurses have direct involvement on a national level in policies and decisions that affect professional nursing. UNA affords all UNAC/UHCP nurses the opportunity to interact and share experiences with other AFSCME nurses from around the country.

Life Insurance
After you are a member for six (6) months, a $1,750 Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) insurance policy is included with your membership.

Continuing Education
In keeping with our professional development policies, UNAC/UHCP provides selected clinical subject courses as well as courses in labor-management relations. Our Continuing Education (CE) seminars feature prominent lecturers for moderate fees charged to members and a somewhat higher fee to nonmembers.

Retirement Bonus
A one-time payment of $500 is given to any member who retires and had been a UNAC/UHCP member for the past five (5) years prior to retirement. UNAC/UHCP will also continue to pay your Life and AD&D Insurance until the age of 75.


AFSCME Family Scholarship
Each year the AFSCME Family Scholarship Program provides at least 10 $2,000 scholarships to high school seniors that will be renewed each year for a maximum of four years.

AFSCME Debit Card
An alternative to a traditional credit card with members-only benefits. No credit or employment check when applying. And you don't need an existing bank account for approval.

Energy Efficient Rebates
Take advantage of these new programs to help AFSCME members and their families save energy, and save money, too.

Next Wave
Learn how to start a new Next Wave chapter, host an event, get involved in the election or find more information.As union activists, 35ish and younger, we are taking action to recruit, engage and educate younger members to step up and carry on the legacy that AFSCME leaders before us have built.

Health Club Discounts
Get union discounts on new health club memberships at over 3,000 health clubs including Bally's Fitness and select World and Gold's Gym across the country.

Vacation Tours
The Union Plus Vacation Tours has teamed up with Go Ahead Vacations to offer members discounted world-class travel opportunities. Our program provider is a leading global travel company, with more than 100 offices in 43 countries. Interested in visiting England, Italy, or beyond? Union Plus Vacation Tours offers union adventurers endless possibilities.

Auto Advantage
From insurance to tires, AFSCME Advantage has your car needs covered.

The AFSCME Union Plus Legal Service helps members avoid and resolve potential legal problems even beyond employment-related issues — and usually for little or no money. Through the Union Plus Legal Service, members can get expert legal advice at an affordable price. For more information, click here.

Several scholarship programs are available for AFSCME members and their children who are interested in pursuing academic advancement through college enrollment.

Training Programs
The Education Department continuously develops new training programs in partnership with councils and locals across the country to deliver quality, customized training that meet the needs of AFSCME leaders, members and staff.


Union members have access to a wide array of members-only benefits, including low-interest credit cards, scholarships, mortgages, legal services and more. Most of the products and services listed here are members-only.

Union Plus
Union Plus is brought to you by Union Privilege, established by the AFL-CIO, to provide consumer benefits to members and retirees of participating labor unions. Union Plus offers many products and services, including travel discounts on hotels, car rental and more. UNAC/UHCP members may access benefits on the Union Plus website by entering in “AFSCME” as their union.

Retirement Planning
Concerned about planning for retirement? Get help at the Union Plus Retirement Planning website.

Mortgage and Real Estate
This Union Plus program makes refinancing and home buying more affordable for working families, offering an easy application process, closing cost assistance and more.

Consumer credit counseling
Certified consumer credit counseling advisers work with union members to help them eliminate their debt.

Credit card
Carry the card that works as hard as you do: the Union Plus Credit Card, exclusively for working families. Explore the many reasons to apply today.

AT&T Wireless Cellular Phone Service
Employees of national and local unions and affiliated groups are eligible for discounts on wireless service, phones and accessories.Union members can receive a special 10% discount on wireless service from AT&T.

Union members and their children can tap into a range of education benefits.

The Union Shop
The AFL-CIO’s online store for union-made products is a one-stop shop for a variety of clothing, publications, music, videos, cards, buttons and more. Includes links to other union stores online.

Union Label
The AFL-CIO Union Label and Service Trades Department website provides information on union-made goods and services, featuring a national Do Not Buy list, the Label Letter newsletter and a new website, www.ShopUnionMade.org.

AFL-CIO Employees Federal Credit Union
A non-profit financial cooperative providing union members, union staff and their families with a range of savings, checking and loan services.

Amalgamated Bank
The nation’s only fully union-owned bank, in operation since 1923, provides a full menu of individual and commercial banking services.