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 compiling 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 ongoing 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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Apprenticeship Classes to Resume on August 17th and August 25th (Lafayette class), 2015
Updated 08/14/15 3:50PM
The Fall 2015 semester class and test schedules have been posted. To print your copy go to Apprenticeship/ Class Schedule - Fall 2015. Please note that there is a separate schedule for the Lafayette class as these are scheduled for Tuesday nights only.

We have Joined forces with Legal Shield…
Updated 04/24/15 4:08PM
Because you deserve powerful, affordable legal protection

2014 Apprentice Tax Credit
Updated 04/24/15 4:07PM
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.

Benefit Spotlight
Updated 10/28/14 4:00PM
As a member of UFCW Local 496 you are eligible to participate in the Sick Benefit Plan. The UFCW Professional Hair Care Division Sick Benefit Plan is designed to provide short-term income replacement for participants totally disabled due to accident or injury.

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

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