2901 Ridgelake Dr. Suite 202 l Metairie l Louisiana l 70002
Welcome to the UFCW Local 496 Website

What kind of organization is this?

UFCW Local 496 is the oldest and largest Association of Barbers and Cosmetologists in Louisiana. Founded in 1903, it serves as a lobbying organization for our industry in the legislature and it has been at the forefront of education in our state for more than 100 years.

We are often asked; why should I be a member of this organization? The answer is simple. Often, we can offer a better variety of benefits at more affordable rates than you can receive outside of this union. We have spent over 20 years compliling a portfolio of benefits designed to fit the needs of our members, what we like to call "A One Stop Shop". We subscribe to the belief that our members deserve the best that we have to offer in professionalism, product suitability and onging customer service.

In addition to the insurance benefits and discount programs available to our members, we also sponsor the Louisiana Barber Apprenticeship Program.

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Updated 03/28/13 3:57PM
Barbers and Cosmetologists to Protest State Tax Plan to Charge Sales Tax on Services

2012 Apprentice Tax Credit
Updated 01/25/13 4:38PM
Any employer who pays the wages of an apprentice that is registered and indentured with the Louisiana Workforce Commission Apprenticeship Division is eligible to receive an apprenticeship tax credit.

Buying a home or refinancing? Save $495 on closing costs
Updated 01/25/13 4:38PM

Introducing Two New Health Insurance Products
Updated 03/16/12 1:57PM
We are excited to announce that Blue Cross HMO Louisiana, Inc. has just released two new products: BlueConnect and Community Blue.

UFCW Scholarship Programs
Updated 12/30/11 3:40PM
Your union is about more than your paycheck and benefits.

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