District Council 1707, AFL-CIO

Membership Benefits

Here are this month's featured savings from AFSCME Advantage, a special program of discounts and savings for our members! Read more >>>

The Union Plus Scholarship program, sponsored by the Union Plus Education Foundation, helps union members and their families defray the cost of higher education. Since 1992, the program has awarded over $3 million to deserving students. Read more >>>


AFSCME Family Scholarship

Knowledge Is Power

Looking for financial support for college? Each year the AFSCME Family Scholarship Program provides ten $2,000 scholarships to high school seniors that will be renewed for $2,000 each year for a maximum of four years, provided the student remains enrolled in a full-time course of study. The scholarship may be used for any field of study.

Are You Eligible?
To be eligible, you must:

  • Be a graduating high school senior whose parent, legal guardian or financially responsible grandparent is a full dues-paying AFSCME member;
  • At the time the scholarship is awarded, be enrolled in a full-time degree program either at an accredited four-year institution or at a two-year institution that will transfer credits to a four-year institution; and
  • Have taken the SAT or the ACT.

How to Apply

To apply, you must meet all eligibility requirements as identified above. Make sure your complete application, with all support documentation (essay, transcripts, letters of recommendations, SAT or ACT scores, proof of AFSCME membership, etc.), is mailed together in one envelope, POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 31, to:

AFSCME Family Scholarship Program
Attention: AFSCME Advantage
1625 L Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036

If you have any questions, please call us at (202) 429-5066.

2014 AFSCME Family Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to Alexandra Arenz, Wisconsin Council 40; Neal Baranosky, New Jersey Council 52; Julia Biernat, Connecticut Council 4; Dallin Carlson, Washington Council 2 ;Daniel Cross, New York CSEA Local 1000; Marcel Ferreiro, District of Columbia Council 26 (both winner and member live in Virginia); Robin Lancaster, California Council 57; Sean Lowe, Ohio Council 8; Heather Shen, Rhode Island Council 94; Char’Nese Turner, Illinois Council 31.

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Find current deals and discounts, consumer tips, news on pressing union issues, and stories from fellow union members.

Save My Home Hotline

Are you having trouble keeping up with your mortgage payments? Act now and get a confidential, free consultation with expert housing counselors.

Auto Buying Service

Save time and money when you buy a new or used car or truck. 1-877-683-0110


Save 10% off all Goodyear tires and 5% off all sales tires at company-owed Goodyear, Just Tires or Allied Tires & Service Stores. Save up to 10% off all car service.

Car Rentals

Save up to 25% on car rentals with discounts from Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz & National: Alamo 1-800-462-5266, ID# 7015700 Avis 1-800-698-5685, ID# B723700 Budget 1-800-455-2848, ID# V816100 Enterprise 1-877-222-9711 Hertz 1-800-654-2200, ID# 205666 National 1-800-227-7368 ID# 5029562

Union Plus Motor Club

Get emergency roadside assistance and locksmith services All calls answered in the U.S. 1-800-454-8722.

Health Club

Pre-negotiated 15% to 30% discounts on monthly fees at over 10,000 health clubs nationwide. 1-888-294-1500.

Health Savings

1-877-570-4845. Helps cut out-of-pocket costs on prescriptions, dental, vision, hearing, physician and hospital care for the whole family.

Powell's Online Bookstore

This unionized online bookstore offers affordable new and used books.

AT&T Wireless Discounts

Save 15% off monthly wireless service from AT&T, the only nationwide unionized wireless company.

Dell Discounts

Save 10-30% on Dell laptops and desktops. 1-877-882-3355, Member ID: PS16626766


Save 20% when you send flowers, gifts or plants. Items hand-delivered by local florists. 1-888-667-7779

Home Heating Oil

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

HVAC Rebates

Get a $50 one-time rebate when you use your Union Plus Credit Card to purchase an annual maintenance agreement with a union HVAC contractor.

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.


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

Moving Discount

Preferred moving discounts with Allied Van Lines and North American Van Lines. 1-800-593-2526

Budget Truck Rental

Save 20% off truck rentals from Budget. 1-800-561-1157 Reference BART discount code # 56000127763

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

Pet Savings

Save 25% on veterinarian services, pet supplies and more. 1-888-789-PETS (1-888-789-7387)

Accident Insurance

Receive up to $20,000 in accidental death insurance at no cost. Additional coverage also available. 1-800-393-0864

Auto Insurance

Save with competitive group rates. Features driver's training grants and payment deferments during strikes. 1-800-294-9496

Consumer Credit & Budget Counseling

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

Life Insurance

A wide range of coverage is available to help protect your union family's future - including life, accident, disability and hospital recovery insurance. 1-800-393-0864

Pet Insurance

Save 15% on pet health insurance premiums. 1-866-473-7387

Credit Card

Union-backed credit card with competitive rates and assistance for members facing job loss, recent disability, large hospital bills. 1-800-522-4000


The Education Department administers several scholarship programs for AFSCME members and their children.

Union-Made Checks

Union-printed checks and return-address labels that feature your union logo. 1-888-864-6625

College Test Prep Discounts

Save 15-60% on college test prep courses with The Princeton Review. 1-888-243-7737

Consumer Reports Online Discount

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

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

National Labor College Scholarship

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

Union SAFE Grants

Grant money and advice to help union members facing financial hardship.

Movie Ticket Discounts

Save 25% to 46% off the box office price by purchasing movie tickets in advance. 1-800-565-3712, Company Member ID: 744387769

Entertainment Discounts

Save on movie tickets and rentals, theme parks, theaters, sporting events and more. 1-800-565-3712, ID# 744387769

Theme Park Discounts

Save at parks nationwide including Busch Gardens, SeaWorld, Six Flags, Universal Studios and more. 1-800-565-3712, ID# 744387769

Union Plus Travel Center

Your one stop for savings on airfares, hotels, car rentals, worldwide tours and more. Worldwide Vacation Tours

Worldwide Vacation Tours

Save $150 on discounted international travel packages and tours. 1-800-590-1104

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