Apprentices of Sheet Metal Workers International Assn. Local Union No. 2 recently graduated from United Labor Credit Union’s FinU financial education program. For seven weeks, United Labor President/CEO Tim Vogler instructed the class on three modules from the FinU program including Budgeting, Financial Planning and The Use of Wise Credit.
“We have received very positive feedback from the students and leadership of Local Union No. 2 on the program,” says Vogler. “As an added bonus, the Union gave participating apprentices a certificate that was good for a $50 credit to their health reimbursement plan.”
Providing members with valuable financial education is nothing new for United Labor. The credit union recently offered a similar program for Pipe Fitters Local Union No. 533 apprentices and hosted a Union Retiree Financial Forum. In the past five months, United Labor has provided financial education to more than 500 people. Vogler is determined to reach the 1,000 mark by year-end as many local unions are showing interest in the growing programs.
“Providing quality financial education is something we should all be very proud of,” says Vogler. “I frequently hear from Locals that financial education is something that has been needed, and lacking, for some time. We are ready, willing and able to keep the programs running. ”