As it turns out, there is "buying power" in a union too.
So, when the presidents of AFT Locals 5049, 5051, 5123, and 5149 (L+M and Backus hospitals) visited Bob Veleti of Velenti Automall in Mystic, CT with our field rep, we were representing the united buying power of 2,000 people.
As a result, any member or spouce of the 4 locals who visits Velenti will be given preferential pricing on the three big American brands, Chevrolet, Ford, and Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram.
I'm told this can be a savings or $2,000-$3,000 off the list price.
Details of this benefit and other member benefits are on our web page under "member Benefits" @