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Old October 26th, 2008, 06:35 PM
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Has anyone received a teacher union discount? I am CTA and NEA. I faxed in my card, and my request has been declined. Thanks for your help.
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Old October 26th, 2008, 07:10 PM
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Has anyone received a teacher union discount? I am CTA and NEA. I faxed in my card, and my request has been declined. Thanks for your help.
I know I read here that someone had gotten it...I have not tried myself...(as I am a retired teacher..and no longer belong to teachers union)
Did you try a search on this forum???
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Old October 26th, 2008, 07:13 PM
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Has anyone received a teacher union discount? I am CTA and NEA. I faxed in my card, and my request has been declined. Thanks for your help.
In order to qualify the union has to be part of AFL-CIO. I am not familiar with CTA and NEA, but if they are part of the other, you should qualify.
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Old October 26th, 2008, 07:46 PM
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Thanks for the information. saw some teachers had received it, but must have been part of a different union. Anyone else able to clarify.
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Old October 26th, 2008, 07:55 PM
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Thanks for the information. saw some teachers had received it, but must have been part of a different union. Anyone else able to clarify.
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Thanks for the information. saw some teachers had received it, but must have been part of a different union. Anyone else able to clarify.
Discounts are for AFL-CIO unions only.

One of the teachers' unions is AFT, American Federation of Teachers. AFT is part of AFL-CIO, so these teachers would have been able to receive the discount.
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Check with your TA or another agent. My union was not listed and I still qualified for the union discount. It is the PSEA.
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I am a retired teacher and AFT (American Federation of Teachers) is not active in my area since we are not unionized. However to get the cruise discount, I discovered on the AFT site http://www.aft.org/about/join.htm I could join as a basic associate member for $30/school year or $50/two school years. I called AFT at 202/879-4400 and was able to enroll immediately. Then I contacted my TA and got around $700 off our 1/2009 cruise even though I had already gotten a nice OBC and reduction in fare just a couple of weeks ago with the CLIA sale. Our $50 investment yesterday really paid off for us!
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Thanks for all of your help, we did get to the right person and got our 5% discount. Thanks again.
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Just did a check on my union.
5% Discounts apply to all AFL-CIO Union Members, including CSEA.

What is nice, if the passenger is both a senior and an Union Member, he/she can apply the 5% discount on top of the Senior Rate if available.
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We recently booked on the Dawn, and received the union discount plus got our onboard credit!
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amyone know if a teamsters union member gets that discount??

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amyone know if a teamsters union member gets that discount??
Yes, they do.
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Teamsters Union does NOT get the discount. Teamsters split from the AFL-CIO a few years back. I get the discount because I'm SEIU but mom doesn't and she's a Teamster. We usually sail together but she doesn't qualify for the discount on her own. Just an FYI for the Teamster poster.
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Teamsters Union does NOT get the discount. Teamsters split from the AFL-CIO a few years back. I get the discount because I'm SEIU but mom doesn't and she's a Teamster. We usually sail together but she doesn't qualify for the discount on her own. Just an FYI for the Teamster poster.
Thanks for the clarification. I did a little research, the Teamsters broke away from the AFL-CIO in 2005.
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Thanks for the clarification. I did a little research, the Teamsters broke away from the AFL-CIO in 2005.
Behind the AFL-CIO affiliated unions the second largest union is Teamsters. Really stinks that they broke away because it hurt quite a few perks for mom that I still get. I think the reason why it's AFL-CIO affiliated union is because of the seaman's union onboard the NCL America product but then again I could be wrong. You're welcome!
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thanks for the quick responce. figures my union ain't on the right list. I think the Murphys (murphys law) run my union lol
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Default We are CTA members on Palm Beach COunty FL.

Our CTA is part of the NEA and AFT.

AFT is on the list and NEA is not.

We got the discount and the OBC.

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Thanks everyone for the information provided on this thread, I was able to get a 25% discount off the base fare for my April 2009, sailing of the Norwegian Jewel. That was also combined with the current OBC promotion. CruiseCritic and its members are the BEST !!
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Booked directly through NCL & were told any union card would qualify. I am AFL-CIO affiliated however and did not have a problem. Also, if you hold a military ID, past or present, they also grant the discount.

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