Information for Union Member Benefits


IFPTE Local 194 Robert E. Szymanik Welfare Fund can be processed through your shop steward who will make arrangements through the Chapter Vice Presidents.  Members of Local 194 benefits for hospitalization, disability, retirement, death and outside charities come from the Welfare Fund. Click link below for information:

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Your union never stops working hard for you.  We are committed to assisting our highly educated and skilled women and men that make up the Local 194 family.  We combine the collective bargaining strength of a union with the autonomy and specialization of a professional association.  We exist to raise the standards by which all professional and technical employees live and work.

Union Plus ScholarshipsHelping union families with the cost of college.  Since 1991, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $4 million to students of working families who want to begin or continue their post-secondary education.  Over 2,700 families have benefited from our commitment to higher education. 

Local 194 Scholarship:

We want our membership to succeed!  The Local 194 Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to qualified family members of current Local 194 union members for undergraduate college study, trade or technical schools. ANNOUNCEMENT COMING SOON!


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COMMITTEE ON POLITICAL EDUCATION (COPE)  Every year, the affiliated union organizations that comprise the NJ AFL-CIO vote on which election candidates to endorse based on voting records and working family issues.  The NJ labor movement has a proud history of supporting both Democrat and Republican candidates who support working families.  The Committee on Political Action (COPE) makes every effort to educate union members and their families about these endorsements and why they were made.



The Union Plus Free College Benefit, brought to you in partnership with AFSCME, can help you (and your family members) afford a college education without piling on thousands of dollars in student debt.  Under an academic partnership with Eastern Gateway Community College, the Union Plus Free College Benefit offers grants - known as "last dollar scholarships" - that fill the gap between any federal, state and employer education grants for tuition, fees, and e-books for certain online programs at Eastern Gateway.  MORE INFO


Union Privilege is a nonprofit organization founded by the AFL-CIO in 1986 to provide excellent consumer benefit programs exclusively to union members (current and retired) and their families.  Our mission then and now is simple - to improve quality of life for working families through our unique products and services.  We believe that supporting our union members through good and bad times keeps our unions strong, so we offer unique financial assistance.  We're union strong, just like you! MORE INFO


Need help?

Florida House Experience in Deerfield Beach, Florida

Principles Recovery Center in Davie, Florida

Discovery Institute Rehab Facilities in NJ


The people united will never be defeated!  Affiliates and Resource links for Local 194 members :

 AFL-CIO, America's Unions


NJ AFL-CIO, The Voice of NJ's Working Families

Central Labor Councils in New Jersey

State of New Jersey

 Division of Pensions and Benefits

JOIN US!  Come to the next union meeting, show up at the next rally or solidarity event.  We are stronger together!!!