This plan gives union members the following benefits:
- Sick leave
- A burial plot
- Life insurance
- Healthcare deductibles for eligible members
- Optical Benefits (members only)
- Podiatry Benefits (members only)
The Storeworkers Security Plan began as a free benefit to the union members. As health care became an industry and health care costs began to rise radically, the members began to pay part of the costs of the health care package.
Health care benefits are the most costly item in any company’s budget. Union members were the first of all working people to receive health care benefits as part of their wage package. Unions started to negotiate for health care back in the 1940s and continue the struggle to this day.