Member Benefits

FAIR WAGES AND DECENT WORKING CONDITIONS

Overtime pay after eight hours each day or 40 hours per week. Compensation for missed meals, shortened turnarounds, etc.

HEALTH AND WELFARE BENEFITS

A choice of medical coverages paid for by employer contributions per our agreements. When working under the Area Standards, Commercial, Music Video, and Independent Agreements, you will be eligible for coverage under the International Alliance's National Benefit Fund (NBF), or, if covered under another ACA qualified group medical plan, reimbursement for medical expenses.

RETIREMENT SAVINGS PLANS

When working under our agreements, you will receive employer paid contributions to The NBF's Annuity Plan. Additionally, members can elect to contribute after-tax, up to $250 per week, directly to NBF's sponsored 401(k) Plan. There are no employer contributions to the 401(k).

POLITICAL ACTION

Through the International, we are working to protect workers jobs through the International's Legislative Affairs Office. Protecting workers against the erosion of fair working practices through legislation.

SAFER WORKING CONDITIONS

State and Federal safety laws are enforced at all times. Your health and well being on the job is a priority.

SAFETY TRAINING AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

Classes for safety training, craft advancement, and personal growth.

PROCEDURES FOR GRIEVANCES

A Shop Steward, Business Manager and legal counsel are available to respond to serious problems in the workplace.

MEMBERSHIP ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Available to all members in times of catastrophic emergencies.

CREDIT UNIONS

Once you become a member of Local 491, its easy to join: for as little as $25, you can open an account immediately and begin to enjoy the benefits of the the two credit unions to which we belong.

Cape Fear Federal Credit Union - Wilmington area

Sharonview Federal Credit Union - Charlotte/Fayetteville/Wilmington areas

DISCOUNTS FOR SERVICES

Through the UNION-PLUS program, members can receive discounts on things ranging from cellular phone service to mortgages.