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Retired IAM Member Stands by the Union Plus Credit Card

“I still remember the day 25 years ago when I got the newsletter and saw that there was an offer through my union for the Union Plus Credit Card Program1,” said Paul Sherman, a retired International Association of Machinists (IAM) member. 

Sherman worked on rental trucks for his entire 30-year career. He performed bumper to bumper services on a constantly evolving fleet of trucks.

“I loved being a mechanic and getting a shot at working on all different types of stuff each day – anything that would keep those trucks rolling down the road,” he said. “I also enjoyed the camaraderie with my fellow union members and teaching new mechanics as they came up through the ranks.”

During and after his career, Sherman has used the Union Plus Credit Card for nearly all of his purchases. He appreciates that it is unquestionably a union-backed card.

“I would highly recommend the Union Plus Credit Card to all union members,” said Sherman. “I’ve lived a lot of life and gone through a lot. The folks behind the Union Plus Credit Card have always stuck with me.” 

The Union Plus Credit Card is made available in partnership with Capital One. It is backed by the highly rated Capital One Mobile app, which is designed for a simple mobile experience, making it even easier to manage your account. Additionally, eligible card holders may gain access to hardship assistance grants in the event they are in need of specific help through a range of life events.2

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