Latest Union Updates:

Introducing Kurbo Online Health Coaching!

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What is Kurbo?

Kurbo is a mobile/online health and weight management program created specifically for families (children, teens, and adults). Our program is based on 30 years of research at Stanford University supporting children and teens in achieving their health and weight management goals. Kurbo combines the use of a state-of-the-art mobile app with expert health coaching to help families learn better eating habits, exercise more and take control of their weight to become healthier and more confident.

Kurbo health coaching is available for a 20% discount to International Union of Journeymen and Allied Trades members, spouses, and child dependents. They can enroll directly at kurbo.com.

How is the Kurbo program organized?

The two main components of Kurbo are a mobile app, which includes a food tracker, educational videos and fun games, and a Kurbo Health Coach, who provides feedback, motivation, and support. Participants meet with their coach via FaceTime or Skype weekly and can also contact their coach anytime via in-app messaging. Progress is monitored through an online dashboard.

What will the participant learn?

Kurbo participants learn basic nutrition skills to help them make healthier choices around food and exercise. Topics include portion control, understanding food labels, and the benefits of exercise. Participants also work with their coach to set personal goals around food and exercise to promote long-term lifestyle changes.

What is the time commitment?

Participants generally spend 10 – 15 minutes a day tracking food and exercise, plus weekly 15-minute coaching sessions. The basic program lasts 3 months, but many find coaching helpful for longer periods. 

For more FAQs and information on the Kurbo program,

visit kurbo.com or call us at 1-800-444-7158

To get your member discount code, sign in to your UBenefit account.


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Big Win For Local 726 Paratransit Workers

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IUJAT Local 726 would like to welcome Road Supervisors, Service Controllers, and Schedulers at First Transit Paratransit of Bergen County New Jersey. The workers wanted a change for the better and on August 16, 2019, overwhelmingly voted in IUJAT in an NLRB supervised election.

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The union is expanding its reach to help all classifications of employees working in the Paratransit Industry. These members provide an essential service in transporting residents of New Jersey who depend on our members to get them around the state safely, effectively, and on time!

IUJAT and Business Agent Guy James would like to congratulate the workers at First Transit Paratransit on their impressive win and give a special thanks to Organizing Committee Chairperson Drew Webster for his help in making it happen.

Switch to Sprint and GET a new iPhone XR

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Switch to Sprint and GET a brilliant new iPhone XR with eligible trade-in and Sprint Flex lease. As low as $0/month!

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  • iPhone XR features a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina display
    —the most advanced LCD in the industry. 

  • A breakthrough camera system.

  • Advanced Face ID.

  • The smartest, most powerful chip in a smartphone.

  • In six stunning new finishes. 

iPhone XR 64GB $0/mo. after $31.25/mo. credit, applied within 2 bills. Reqs 18 mo. lease, new line or eligible upgrade and approved credit. If you cancel early, remaining balance due. Excludes tax.

Working Advantage is working with Sprint to bring UBenefit members big discounts on their plans. Visit out Working Advantage Page to take advantage of this offer and more like it.

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ALL Ways Electric Corp Keeps IUJAT Working!

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INTRODUCING the latest addition to our KEEP IUJAT WORKING PROGRAM:

All Ways Electric Corp is a large electrical repair and service company servicing Long Island, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, and Manhattan. They have completed over 180,000 jobs and offer the most experienced electricians in the industry at very affordable rates.

They’ve been union members for over 40 years and would like to offer IUJAT members a 10% discount on any service call or repair/work needed.

Call Us Toll Free (800) 924-9297

www.allwayselectriccorp.com

and remember to mention you’re a member of IUJAT

Fresh Proof That Strong Unions Help Reduce Income Inequality

From the article by Susan Dynarski, New York Times, July 6, 2018:

 

"Union workers now earn about 20 percent more than nonunion workers in similar jobs. Remarkably, this union premium has held steady since the 1930s."

"Thanks to the new research [“Unions and Inequality Over the Twentieth Century: New Evidence from Survey Data”], evidence going back nearly a century now shows that unions have formed a critical counterweight to the power of companies. They increase the earnings of the lowest skilled and sharply reduce inequality.

But the Supreme Court’s [Janus] decision will curtail the capacity of unions to organize and represent workers. The court ruled that unions can no longer collect “agency fees” from those government workers whom they represent but who have chosen not to join. These fees have helped pay for contract negotiations as well as prevent the free-rider problem that arises when only some pay for benefits enjoyed by everyone."

 

 

 

President's Letter Regarding Anti-Union Supreme Court Ruling

June 28, 2018
Dear IUJAT member,

As some of you may have already heard, a Supreme Court decision this week has threatened the pay, pensions, healthcare, job security and livelihoods of public sector workers. To protect everything you have gained through collective bargaining, we must stand united and fight back.


The case, called "Janus," was backed by special interest groups seeking to weaken public sector unions by encouraging division among union brothers and sisters. Attempting to "divide and conquer" workers is not a new strategy for the super wealthy. In fact, the infamous industrial era robber baron Jay Gould once famously said, "I can hire one half of the working class to kill the other  half." But we're better than that. IUJAT members will stand together, united, to protect our rights.


Let me be clear: these are dangerous times for working people, as we are under attack across our country. The rich have gotten richer. The voice of the American worker is heard  less and less  in the halls of power, and the working middle class is in danger of becoming a fond memory.


IUJAT defends you against being terminated or disciplined unjustly by management. We have full time business agents devoted to your needs, and attorneys who, at no cost to  you, spring into action to defend your jobs and contractual rights. Through our collective bargaining agreements, we have the ability to challenge unreasonable management rules. Your employer  is required to negotiate with us if they want to make changes to your working conditions, and wages paid to our members are some of the highest for comparable workers. Everything you have is guaranteed in a legally binding agreement. Without the union, nothing is guaranteed.


History is full of tragic chapters in which people collectively failed to recognize impending danger and act decisively to avert it, until it was too late. That is not going to happen to us. We must act together to overcome any threat to our wages, healthcare, job security and pensions. In the coming months and years, I will ask you to suppo11 our union's plan to  meet this challenge. I will ask you to stay strong and remain a member of IUJAT. Your collective bargaining agreement and union representation are precious resources upon which you, your family  and your co-workers depend. I have no doubt that you will do what is necessary to protect them.


In solidarity,

Steven R. Elliott, Sr.

International President

PDF of LETTER

Limited Time Offer from BJ's: Ends 7/3/18

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MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNTS FOR IUJAT MEMBERS:

NEW BJ's MEMBERS wanting a BASIC MEMBERSHIP pay $25 for 2 cards and 12 months and receive a savings of $30 off the $55 club price.

NEW BJ's MEMBERS wanting a REWARDS MEMBERSHIP pay $50 for 2 cards and 12 months receive a savings of $60 off the $110 club price.


RENEWING BJ's MEMBERS wanting BASIC MEMBERSHIP pay $40 for 2 cards and 13 months and receive a savings of $15 off the $55 club price.

RENEWING BJ's MEMBERS wanting REWARDS MEMBERSHIP pay $80 for 2 cards and 13 months and receive a savings of $30 off the $110 club price.


This is a limited time offer ending 7/3/2018. Get your BJ’s membership now. 

For more information and to get your application forms, visit our BJ's page.


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Magellan Rx Discount Card--New UBenefit!

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A better pharmacy discount card

At Magellan Rx Management, we believe in helping you and your family live healthy, vibrant lives. We are dedicated to giving you the best service and resources to help you make better healthcare decisions.

With the Magellan Rx Discount Card, you can save up to 65% on prescription prices. The card is free to use, and discounts are provided right at the pharmacy. You are simply responsible for paying the balance of the drug cost after the discount is applied.

Where is Magellan Rx Discount Card accepted?

It is accepted at most major retail and local pharmacies, including:

  • Albertson’s
  • Bi-Mart
  • Costco
  • CVS
  • Duane Reade
  • Food Lion
  • Giant Eagle
  • Hannaford Bros.
  • Harp’s
  • Harris Teeter
  • Hy-Vee
  • Ingles Market
  • King Sooper’s
  • Kroger
  • Lewis Family Drug
  • Longs Drugs
  • Ralph’s
  • Rite Aid
  • Safeway
  • Sam’s Club
  • Save Mart
  • Savon
  • Shopko
  • Shoprite
  • Target
  • Von’s
  • Walgreen’s
  • Walmart
  • Wegman’s
  • Winn Dixie

For more info, visit our Magellan Rx Discount page


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New UBenefit! Pro-TEC—Tool & Equipment Insurance Coverage

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Your Livelihood’s On The Line!

If something happens to your automotive tools—like loss or damage from fire, theft or flood—are you prepared? As a professional technician or automotive mechanic, your tools are your livelihood. Without them you’re unable to provide for yourself and your family.

Introducing Pro-TEC: Tool & Equipment Insurance Coverage

Pro-TEC’s Automotive Tool Insurance Program—the first of its kind in America—provides you with critical peace of mind in case of catastrophe. There is currently no other insurance like this available to cover loss or damage. Not only that, a Loss of Income allowance included with your policy makes it an indispensable investment in your own future. And did we mention that it's incredibly affordable? Most likely, you pay more for the insurance on the vehicle you drive to work. 

For more info, visit our Pro-TEC page. 


As an IUJAT member, you and your family are automatically eligible for our discount programs. Not a UBenefit member yet? No worries! Click here to sign up. It just takes a minute!