We've decided to do something a
little different in this newsletter. As we thought about serving you, our
client base, we realized that many of our users have a wide array of experience
with our products. Some of you have been Unions-America clients from almost the
very beginning. Others have come on board within the past year, or in some
cases, just the past couple of months.
So, we'd like to walk you through
a brief overview of Unions-America - not to toot our horn per se ... but to
emphasize our longstanding commitment to be the Nation's Premier Communications
Company for Organized Labor. Because that's what drives us: advancing the cause
of our Brothers and Sisters to the very best of our ability. We also have a
special offer for you below, so please read on!!
For 20 years now, our focus has
been to provide expert Communications Tools for unions and their members. We
have always been a union company ourselves - first with the Graphic
Communications International Union (GCIU), and more recently with the Teamsters
when GCIU merged with the Teamsters. But regardless of the label, Unions-America
is union to the core! There are many companies out there that cater to
unions. We don't cater to unions,
we are union. We are truly your Brothers & Sister ... Union
majority of you reading this newsletter have a Unions-America UnionActive website. We
pioneered the first proprietary Content Management System (CMS), built by union
members for union members. Our UnionActiveÂ® CMS is the gold
standard for union websites across North America. It is constantly fine-tuned
with state-of-the-art breaking technologies as they emerge. It is always the goal of Unions-America to serve unions the most cutting
edge website tools in the industry to best manage and communicate with
your Membership. We offer multi-choice options from advanced UnionActiveÂ® CMS websites
sites to a complete line of WordPress powered websites as well. For the smallest of unions up to International
Unions, Unions-America has the versatility to meet the most stringent of
communications. And ours remain the
original and only websites that come proudly branded with a union bug. That
But we've evolved as the
communications world evolved. Maintaining a good website remains vitally
important - indeed, your website is the 21st Century "door" to your
union. The public, the media, prospective members and others are always
going to go to your website first when seeking information.
However, it's more and more likely they'll go there via their smartphone rather
than via computer.
That's why we had to make two
significant changes in more recent history. One, we upgraded our services to be
"responsive." That's the technical term for whatever you see on a screen
automatically scaling (resizes your home page) to the size of the device being
used - computer screen, smartphone screen, iPad or other tablet screen, etc. A website in 2019 that isn't responsive is the equivalent
to driving a Model T.
Two, we launched our app
division, adding union-made apps to our stable of products. Virtually everyone
in your membership has and uses a smartphone these days. Your younger members
use smartphones at a virtually 100 percent rate. It's how they get their news,
sports and weather. It's how they do their banking. It's how they communicate
with others. But it's not just them, your oldest union members are using
smartphones at a rate over 75 percent, and that percentage creeps up every
year. So in a world where there's an app for this
and an app for that, your union needs an app, plain and simple.
Unions-America apps have been strategically designed to seamlessly
interface with your website. We understand many unions don't have the luxury of
a full-time IT or communications specialist. So we
made the apps powerful yet simple. To post content on your app, simply continue posting content to your website and the app automatically updates at the same time.
If you feel your union is not yet
in position for a full-fledged app, we also offer Union Reach. Union Reach is a powerful,
app-like mobile messaging platform, created to provide union groups with a
state-of-the-art push notification system. Union Reach also gives you a
conference call telephone line for every user that can handle up to 200 callers
at once! Best of all, Union Reach is 100 percent free for unions, their members
or any other labor groups. Check our Union
Reach website for all the details!
We offer ancillary services as
well. We developed GrievTrac, an
online grievance tracking system that eliminates all those piles of paper that
naturally occur throughout the grievance process. (Of course, you can print
anything you need out of GrievTrac.) Automatic reminders built in means no more
missed deadlines. And the search function makes it easy to cross reference and
search out similar situations from the past - no need to reinvent the wheel
also offer a database management system. In the brave new post-Janus world, it's imperative unions
communicate with their members, but you can't communicate if you don't know
where they are.
In essence, we offer a cafeteria plan of union-made, union-based communications tools. So here's the question: Are
you taking full advantage of the modern-day communication tools that
Unions-America offers? You've got a website, but do you engage your members
with an integrated union app? Does a digital, online grievance tracking system
sound like an answer to prayer? Incidentally, you can scan and upload all of your grievance-related paperwork into GrievTrac, you
don't have to start from scratch. And/or is it finally time to move your
database system into the 21st Century? We're here to help.
HERE'S THAT SPECIAL OFFER. Select whatever service or services you'd like to add to
your current package, then simply mention this newsletter when you're talking
with us about the new service(s) and we'll knock and extra 15% percent off the
price. No gimmicks, no fine print. It's our offer to you to help you fully
engage in all the tools available from America's Premier Union Communications Provider.
US - Our customer service center is always ready to assist you. We
have professional support staff trained to get you answers and/or help you
through an issue as quickly as possible, or to discuss adding new services to
your package. E-mail us at support@UnionActive.com or call (888) 248-5557, Ext.