(Lori Piotrowski) – Maybe it’s just a way to drum up business. Maybe it’s a simple mistake. But I couldn’t help thinking that maybe, just maybe, there’s something more. As in getting more money to compensate for falling membership rates.
Last week, I read about unions automatically deducting union dues from Medicaid checks—checks going to people who are supporting their disabled children. SEIU skimming of the top. “That’s outrageous,” I said to my husband.
Then, on Saturday, I received a letter from Union Workers Credit Services. Typically I shred anything considered as junk mail, but the return address intrigued me.
I am not a member of a union.
I have never been a member of a union.
And yet, a union would like to give me a credit card.
A platinum credit card. At 5% interest.
With an annual “membership” fee of $37.
With no bank affiliation.
Except it’s not really a credit card, unless you shop from their catalog or use the discounts offered by affiliated hotels, car rental companies, and so on.
Membership has its privileges, but only at businesses they want you to frequent. For $37 a year. I imagine those would be union-friendly businesses.
I think I’ll crank up the shredder.