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IUPAT & Union Plus Benefits for Union Members

As union brothers and sisters, we should strive every day to make a better life for our fellow IUPAT members and our families.  That is especially true this time of year.  We at the IUPAT wish you and your families happy holidays, and we hope you take this opportunity to pass along these benefits that are available to all members of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades.  

In addition to the IUPAT scholarships outlined below, members of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades are eligible for benefits through our partnership with Union Plus. Union Plus offers a variety of benefits, services and product discounts for union members and their families. Here are just a few of the benefits they have to offer. See more at

IUPAT Scholarships

The IUPAT believes that working families should have the opportunity to better themselves through higher education. That is why we created the Frank “Bud” Raftery Scholarship and the A.L. “Mike” Monroe/Ralph D. Williams, III Sports Scholarship.

The Frank “Bud” Raftery Scholarship is awarded ten times annually to legal dependents of IUPAT members, with each scholarship worth $2,000. In order to qualify for this scholarship, applicants must submit a 1,000-2,000 word essay on a topic chosen by the IUPAT Scholarship Committee.

The A.L. "Mike" Monroe/Ralph D. Williams, III Sports Scholarship was created to help legal dependents of IUPAT members with educational and athletic aspirations. One $5,000 grant is awarded annually to an applicant from each region.

Click HERE for more information and to apply to the IUPAT scholarships.


Union Plus Benefits

AT&T Wireless

IUPAT members qualify for AT&T Wireless discounts through Union Plus. Benefits include 15% off monthly wireless service, $250 rebate for Union Plus Credit Card Holders, and free activation for new devices.

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The Union Plus Mortgage Program can help you purchase a home with financing available through Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. If you’re interested in refinancing your home or decreasing your monthly mortgage, the Union Plus Mortgage Program also offers a broad range of financing options to help meet your needs. Additionally, qualifying members get exclusive benefits such as a $500 My Mortgage Gift award, special hardship assistance, and a $500 First-Time Home Award.

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Save My Home Hotline

The Save My Home Hotline service was created to help union members who are having trouble making mortgage payments or facing foreclosure. Counselors are available to advise and help you develop strategies to get your finances in order. Free counseling is provided through Money Management International (MMI) and is confidential.

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Financial Assistance

The Union Plus Assistance Program provides financial assistance to members who are experiencing economic hardships. Eligible Union Plus Credit Cardholders qualify for Job Loss Grants, Strike Grants, mortgage assistance and health care assistance through Working America Health Care.

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Union Plus Credit Clinic

The Union Plus Credit Clinic can help you build your credit score. Assistance is available for debt management, obtaining credit scores and reports, preventing home foreclosure, and building strong credit.

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Discount Home Heating Oil/Home Heating Oil Rebates

Union members who heat their homes with oil and live in Boston (MA) area, Connecticut, Maryland, southern New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island or northern Virginia qualify for home heating oil discounts and rebates. Through these programs, members can save up to $300 annually and receive a $100 rebate for increasing your own energy-efficiency by purchasing a new heating system.

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College Counseling Discounts for Union Families

Union Plus offers discounts on college counseling through Collegewise. Counselors help customers find, apply to and attend the right college for each student. Online counseling is available nationwide. In-person counseling is available in California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Texas, and Washington.

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These are just a few of many benefits available to IUPAT members through Union Plus. Go to to see more.