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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|Apprenticeship Classes in All Locations to Resume on August 25, 2014|
Updated 08/18/14 6:03PM
|Please note that the New Orleans and Lafayette classes have been moved to the following locations:
New Orleans- Delgado Comm. Coll.
615 City Park Ave.
Building 8, Room 117(faces Bienville St.)
Lafayette - South Louisiana Community College
1101 Bertrand Dr.
Devalcourt Building, Room 324
|Sick Benefit Notice|
Updated 07/15/14 4:44PM
|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.|
|2013 Apprentice Tax Credit |
Updated 07/15/14 4:41PM
|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. |
|UFCW Scholarship Programs|
Updated 12/30/11 3:40PM
|Your union is about more than your paycheck and benefits.|