Member Benefits

Local 71 Offers An Ever-Growing List of Member Benefits

SERVING OUR MEMBERS:

 EMPLOYEE REFERRAL PROGRAM

  • Collect applications
  • Assist members with resume' &  interview preparation
  • Call members for jobs
  • Set up interview times
  • WE GET MEMBERS JOBS!

WELCOME PACKAGE includes:

  • Union S.W.A.G.
  •  Pride of membership stickers; 
  • Thumb drive memory stick containing Union service videos and room for personal electronic storage.

GRIEF SUPPORT

  • Local 71 pays Cobra payment for survivors of members lost in the line of duty;
  • Provides grief counseling for members when needed / Business Representatives participate;
  • Deliver LiUNA Charitable Fund checks to spouse of members lost on duty;
  • Representative attends funeral anytime a member dies & flowers are sent when possible;

 OTHER MEMBER SERVICES

  • Provide food for Local 71member fund raising dinners & help cook at open houses for state trainings and Lunch & Learns;
  • Solidarity parades and picnics, State open houses, ball games;
  • Dispense quality S.W.A.G. (ie: headlamps, multi-purpose flashlights, knives, hoodies, T-shirts, water bottles, decals, ball-caps, beanies, stocking caps, including pink versions & Hi-VIS for Municipal and D.O.T. Road Crews) and we mail
  • Fit-bits, blood pressure monitors, & thermometers for members through our Trust;
  • to remote camps;
  • Cost effective life insurance, disability insurance & savings on health insurance through our Trust provides benefits valued well above our monthly dues;
  • Member Discounts on auto parts, windshield replacement, and health clubs;
    • KD Tire  
      • *Spend $250-$950 Earn an Instant $50 Rebate
        *Spend $950-$1P SOO Earn an instant $100 Rebate
        *$80 Seasonal-tire change over
        *$25 Seasonal-tire bolt-ons
        www.kddiscounttire.com
        431 Unga Street / Anchorage, AK / 99501
        907. 793.8270 / info@kdtires.com
    • Speedy Auto Glass Local 71 Auto Glass Special:
    • ***Windshield Replacement***
      • $200 - installation included
      • Free rock chip protection for 1 year
      • Bonus vehicle cleaning
      ***Chip Repair***
      • First chip is $40
      • Second chip is $20
      • $10 each afterwards

  • UNION PLUS discounts - Local 71 Members sign up for free!

  • Scholarships for apprenticeships & certifications in addition to college for dependents include:
  • Contracts expressly state we can speak to our members at monthly safety meetings and worksite visits;
  • Member Advocacy Awareness through updates on contract negotiations, statewide issues, and political events via email, Facebook, website, and text at lunch or 15 mins prior to quitting time, and robo-calls for meetings, contract updates and political events noting location and voting district, & we showcase arbitration and pay dispute resolutions in our Newsletter;
  • Maximize active member participation by tracking meeting attendance for future mobilization for advocacy and outreach for political issues and member recruitment.
  • Voter Education / Goal 100% voter registration and grass roots political participation organizing efforts;
  • Candidate training for endorsed supporters of member rights;
  • Internal training availability for communication skills and Grass Roots Mobilization;
  • Family Christmas parties in Fairbanks & Anchorage with gifts for members including coloring books for kids and Santa, candy canes, photos, and lots of FOOD;
  • Christmas cards mailed to all members;
  • Sponsorship of members participating in high visibility sporting events such as Yukon Quest (dog racing), Iron Dog (snow machine racing), Archery (national champs), Ice Dawgs (hockey), and other emerging venues;
  • Member tickets to sporting events;
  • Annual statewide drawings for airline miles to benefit all members / all locations;
  • Hi-VIS hats are with us in the truck for flaggers and road crews;
  • Sponsor lunches for employer training sessions & bring pizza or donuts to Duty Station visits;
  • All Reps bring current info, food, & S.W.A.G.
  • Shop Stewards training (contact office for new developments).
  • Reps and others available attend retiring members send-off parties speaking at the event and providing a certificate of Union membership, & gift.
  • Obtained $100,000 insurance in State of Alaska contract for members during In Travel status away from Duty Station;
  • Community outreach to promote our Members & the good work they do!