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June 24, 2016 // This Week’s Notebook: T-Shirt Contest, Theme Park Benefits, Seminar Dates, and Much More!

Store Item of the Week: Slim Grip Water Bottle
Features: 25 oz / 750ml poly-pure slim grip bottle with flip/straw lid. Contoured for easy handling on the go. It is molded with dishwasher-safe, BPA-free, FDA compliant — safe for food contact — plastic.

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Available colors:
Blue, green, red.

Price: $4 each


Made in USA

To see the item and how to order: Select USPS or UPS as your shipping preference on your orders. Reminder: Apparel items take three to four weeks to deliver from date of order. If you need items by a certain date, please contact NATCA Store customer service for arrangements. Expedited shipping charges may apply.

To check on stock availability or for further assistance, call 800.266.0895 or email [email protected].


The NATCA Store wants your ideas! Participate in the t-shirt design contest for the adult gothic t-shirt and lady gothic tee!

Send us your creative designs and win prizes! The NATCA logo must be incorporated into the design. The design must be appropriate for work attire and must not be so complex that the details are not visible. Send your designs to [email protected] no later than June 30.

To view the current gothic t-shirt, click here. The new design will be reviewed prior to display at NATCAstore.com. The winner, announced in early July, will receive one FREE gothic t-shirt and a $50 NATCA Store gift certificate.

For questions, contact Customer Service at 800.266.0895 or email [email protected].


Benefits Spotlight: Theme Parks
Enjoy the thrill and excitement at some of the best theme parks nationwide with Union Plus discounts. Click here for more information.

For family fun, choose from 20 of the most popular theme parks in the United States — from Six Flags to Universal Studios and Sea World to Busch Gardens — to receive discounts as a Union member. Eligible members are all dues-paying labor union members, retired union members, spouse, domestic partner, and children of union members, and widows/widowers of union members. You will save anywhere from $3 to $26 a ticket off the normal theme park ticket prices. Think of the savings for a family of four: You could save from $12 to $104 on your theme park vacation! Most theme park tickets are valid for one year (or the current season) and may be used anytime. Examples of some of the discounts include:

  • Adventure Island (FL) – Save up to $5.50 per ticket
  • Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom (PA) – Save up to $9.49 per ticket
  • Hershey Park (PA) – Save up to $12.45 per ticket
  • Legoland Los Angeles – Save up to $16.05 per ticket
  • Sesame Place (PA) –Save $10.13 per ticket
  • Six Flags Theme Parks – Save up to $41 per ticket
  • Water Parks throughout the country – Save up to $22.64 per ticket
  • Disney World & Disneyland discounts are also now available!

To see an updated list of ALL theme park discounts, see go to www.workingadvantage.com.


Cambridge Corner: Rely on Reason
Making decisions in haste or based on emotion can result in investment moves you may later regret. Review your original reasons for buying an investment and compare performance with an appropriate benchmark index before you sever ties. If returns have been poor over several years, consider replacing the investment with a similar one that’s a better performer.

Call 888-900-4690 or click here for more information on how Cambridge Financial Partners can help you.


Upcoming Retirement Seminars Provided By 4 Square:

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Standard seminar for members with more than 15 years of service held from 3 to 9 p.m. local time.

Register by signing on to the NATCA Portal. Please verify the personal information listed for you including email and cell phone number. If any information is incorrect or missing, please correct or add it under the “My Profile” tab.

To register for a seminar, click the “Events” tab, followed by “2016 Retirement Seminars”. Complete the requested information and click “Next”. When you come to the screen listing the seminars, select the one you wish to attend, hit “Next”, verify your requested seminar information and then click “Done”. You will receive a confirmation email that your registration was complete.

A second email will be sent two to three weeks prior to the seminar giving you the logistical information for the seminar. Also included in this email will be instructions on how to obtain a benefits estimate at the seminar.

Spouses and significant others are also invited to attend. Please ensure that you add them to the registration when asked if you will be bringing a guest. Please try to register three weeks prior to the seminar. Walk-ins are permitted to attend as long as they can provide their membership ID number. However, you will be unable to obtain a benefits estimate at the seminar.

For any questions or problems with registration, please contact Grace Colby, NATCA Executive Administrative Assistant: (202) 220-9829, [email protected].


We are now offering Career Optimization and Retirement Education (C.O.R.E.) Seminars in many cities! These seminars are geared towards employees with zero to 15 years of service who want to maximize their retirement benefits and plan for financial stability in retirement. Log in to the Portal today to see which cities are offering this great new program.


NATCA EDGE – Designed exclusively for NATCA members!
Can’t get to an in-person retirement seminar? We’ll bring the seminar to you!

Presenting an all-new, flexible access, web-based session of our popular retirement benefits seminar:

NATCA Edge

To register for a session, visit the NATCA Portal. Click “Events” on the menu bar on the home page, then select the “2016 NATCA Edge Online Retirement Webinar” link. Follow the questions and directions from there.

Personalized benefit estimate for participants paid for as an exclusive benefit for NATCA members. You will never be solicited or sold anything, ever!

For any questions or problems with registration, please contact Grace Colby, NATCA Executive Administrative Assistant: (202) 220-9829, [email protected].