AFSCME ADVANTAGE aims to provide the best benefits and services to our members.
With Union Plus-we use the power of 1 million union members to save time and money.


Apprenticeship programs opens the door to careers in the trades. A career in the trades provides stable and fulling work, a living wage, comprehensive benefits and retirement benefits. On average, workers who start in apprenticeship programs make, on average, $300,000 more over the span of their careers than non-union workers.

AFSCME Scholarship programs:

Help With College Costs – Check out the AFL-CIO annual scholarship essay contest

Scholarships Available to Pennsylvania AFL-CIO union members and families

Apprenticeship programs opens the door to great career opportunities 

Gerald W. McEntee Scholarship- Opens 6/15; closes 1/31; winners announced 5/31

Union Plus Scholarship Award- Opens 6/15; closes 1/31; winners announced 5/31


Accidental Death Insurance: As a union member you can get up to $20,000 of accidental death insurance coverage at absolutely no cost. There’s no medical exam to take. Enhanced coverage is also available to purchase.

Auto and Home Insurance: Save on the cost of insuring your vehicle and home through the AFSCME Advantage auto and home insurance program.

Life Insurance: Members can choose from a wide range of term life insurance protection with competitive group rates.

Pet Insurance: Receive a 5% to 10% discount on insurance premiums. Choose your own licensed veterinarian.


Auto Buying: Save time and money when you buy a new or used car or truck. Shop online then visit a network of carefully selected dealers nationwide.

Car and Truck Rental Discounts: Save up to 25% on car rentals with Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz, Payless Car Rental, and Thrifty. Get discounts of 20% on truck rentals at Budget Truck.

Motor Club: Union Plus Motor Club is a full-service motor club with emergency roadside assistance including towing, repairs and other assistance from thousands of service providers nationwide. Contact your Union Representative for details.


Mortgage Program: Members have access to a mortgage program that’s specially designed for working families, complete with valuable protections you won’t find anywhere else. Program is also available to your children and parents.

Credit Cards: Several card choices, all with competitive rates, U.S. backed phone customer service and more. Plus, exclusive hardship/assistance grants/benefits for eligible cardholders.

Union Plus Personal Loan: Take control of your financial future by consolidating your higher-interest credit card and revolving debts.  Apply for a loan amount up to $30,000.  Save money with no annual fees, prepayment or origination fees.

Union Plus Credit Counseling: Get free counseling and confidential financial guidance from certified credit counselors at the nation’s largest non-profit credit counseling agency. Reimbursement may be available for additional financial services such as debt management or bankruptcy.

Save My Home Hotline: Free advice from expert housing counselors to help homeowners having trouble making their mortgage payments avoid foreclosure. Contact your Union Representative for details.

Consumer Reports Online: Save 25% on an annual subscription to The website features product reviews, product ratings and buying guides.  You’ll also get the latest issue of the magazine online. Contact your Union Representative for details.

Real Estate Rewards: Members can earn $500 cash back for every $100,000 in home value when buying or selling a house with Real Estate Rewards.


Moving Discount: Interstate moves with special union-member only benefits from Allied Van Lines

AT&T Wireless Discounts: Save on select wireless plans and accessories. AT&T is the only nationwide unionized wireless provider with nearly 150,000 organized workers.


Dental, Vision, Prescription and Hearing Savings: Reduce your family’s out-of-pocket health care expenses with discounts on dental and vision care, prescription drugs, hearing and more.

Family Hearing Benefits: Free hearing screenings for you and your family, referrals to qualified local hearing centers, up to 70% off hearing aids with three-year warranty, three-year clean and check service and three years of batteries included with purchase.

LifeStation Medical Alert Systems: Provides independence, security and peace of mind for you and your loved ones. Care specialists are ready to assist at the push of a button.

Medical Bill Negotiating Service: Helps AFSCME members reduce large, outstanding out-of-pocket medical bills from hospitals, physicians, dentists, diagnostic centers and more.

Retiree Health: The Union Plus Retiree Health Insurance Program was created to offer union members choices in choosing the best coverage for their health needs.