On behalf of the United Farm Workers, we would like to personally welcome you to the Union. Through your participation in union meetings, activities and events, we are confident that you will find, as we have, union membership to be a rewarding experience.
The Member Benefit Program was created as part of the Growth Resolution that was passed at the 2008 UFW Convention. Our member delegates overwhelmingly approved the Growth Resolution because they wanted to invest in the membership and in the future of the UFW. It was decided by the member delegates that the dues would be increased from 2% to 3%. As such these benefits are only available to complete members that pay their full 3% dues. Per the Growth Resolution, the additional 1% would be allocated to the following areas
50% to Organizing
25% to Negotiations and Training
25% to Member-Only Benefits
Our members decided that they needed benefits beyond the scope of their contracts and that these new benefits should complement and safeguard the benefits already in their UFW Contracts. The Member Benefit Program was to be created to add value to union membership and serve as a tool for organizing new members. Benefit priorities identified by the membership at the 2008 convention were:
- Death Benefits
- UFW Photo Identification Card
With that in mind, we are pleased to present the United Farm Workers Member Benefit Program. On this website you will find information on each of your benefits, discount codes to get your discounts and phone numbers and web addresses. In addition your local organizer will be having a series of general meetings to offer more detailed information on your benefit programs.
Welcome again! And may you enjoy your benefit programs. We look forward to seeing you at future meetings, activities, and events.
Teresa Romero Armando Elenes
UFW President Secretary Treasurer