Membership Cards!

If you are a dues paying member and have not received your membership card, I probably have it!

I think it was American Express that had the tag line “Membership has its privileges”. Unlike a credit card, your GA United membership card SAVES you money rather than charging you interest. There are discounts available on everything from local restaurants, travel, and even major appliances. When you have your union card, you’re entitled to all kinds of savings. This is one way to offset the cost of being a member; which for most graduate students is a welcome thing.

Please contact me, GAU President, Bob Velez, either by visiting Faner Hall room 3172 (I’m usually there Monday – Thursday from about 8am to 3:30pm) or sending an email to rwvelez@siu.edu. I can even send it to you via interoffice mail if you send me an email with your full name and on campus mailcode.

When you receive the card, visit http://www.ieanea.org/benefits/membership-card/ and register using your membership number. You will receive periodic emails about discounts available in the local area as well as nationwide. There’s even an app for your smartphone!

Saving you money . . . It’s better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick!

Bob Velez
President, Graduate Assistants United (IEA/NEA)

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