Participate In CUPP
Participating in volunteer activities is a way to ensure the future of our communities. Whether attending a city council meeting, building a ramp at a vet’s home, fixing a sidewalk for the elderly, or framing a house for Habitat for Humanity, we can leverage our amazing skills to make a difference in people’s lives.
Besides making the Union and our communities stronger, CUPP provides many benefits to members and our families.
Benefits of CUPP
Members who volunteer a minimum of six (6) hours between January 1st and June 30th will receive a $250 stipend. Members who volunteer a minimum of six (6) hours through July 1st and December 31st, will receive another $250 stipend, for a total stipend of $500 a year.
CUPP issues stipend checks of $250.00 every January and July to all members who accumulate a minimum of 6 hours during the previous 6-month period. CUPP offers direct deposit for these checks. The direct deposit of your CUPP stipend check is separate from direct deposit of your vacation check, and requires a separate form. The fastest and easiest way to set up direct deposit of your CUPP stipend check is to enter your information directly on MemberXG . You can also download the direct deposit forms here – English and Spanish – and email the form, along with a copy of a canceled check, deposit slip, or direct deposit letter to email@example.com Please do NOT submit the direct deposit form to your local. Locals are not able to process this form.
Members who volunteer more than 12 hours a year are eligible for CUPP rewards. The CUPP Rewards catalogue is emailed directly to eligible participants once a year. If you believe you are eligible but did not receive a catalogue, please contact your CUPP manager.
You can also see the CUPP Rewards 2021 catalogue Here.
Members who volunteer a total of 24 or more hours during the calendar year are eligible to apply for up to $500.00 from one of the Participation Has Its Benefits (PHIB) funds. The PHIB program has the following six funds available to qualified members:
- Legal Assistance
- On the Job Injury Assistance
- U.S. Savings Bond Purchase
- Member Medical Assistance
- Boots/Tools Purchase
- Tuition and Educational Assistance: click here for a list of approved Vocational, Trade, and Training Programs
Contact your local CUPP Manager or CUPP Coordinator with any questions.