Diego Rivera’s mural, “Paean to Labor and Industry,” is so much more than a piece of art full of vibrant imagery gracing the Rivera Court at the Detroit Institute of Art. It is a reminder to all of us of the role hard-working people play in building the wealth of America. It should also be a reminder that Detroit has a terrific future as a technology and science center, again created by hard-working people with a drive toward innovation and imagination.
It seems only right then that the mural is now featured on the Amalgamated Bank of Chicago’s Union Strong credit card. The bank is one of only a handful of U.S. banks remaining devoted to the labor community.Beginning on Labor Day, the Union Strong credit card with the new design will be available to union members and supporters.
“Our founding is deeply tied to America’s working people, and we’ve remained devoted to that community for nearly 100 years,” says Jeff Stenberg, senior vice president/Bankcard at Amalgamated. “Our credit cards combine competitive pricing with generous and flexible rewards, but they also allow union members to show their union pride. That’s why we’re so excited to offer this unique design featuring Diego Rivera’s famous mural.”
The bank was founded by the Amalgamated Clothing Workers Union in 1922 to meet the banking and financial needs of organized labor.
As part of itsUnion Advantage program, the bank provides high-quality products and services to a wide variety of unions. The Union Strong credit card offers:
- Low interest rates – 0 percent intro APR for the first 12 months, after that an APR of 10.25 percent
- Unlimited reward points that do not expire – 10,000 bonus points after $1,000 spend within the first 90 days from opening an account, 1 point earned for every $1 spent
- No annual fee
- Zero fraud liability and access to mobile account servicing, and late payments do not result in repricing
For almost a century, the bank has provided services exclusively for union workers in the automobile, building trades, clothing and textile, communications and graphic arts, hotel and restaurant, mechanics, public service and general service, steel and iron, transportation industries, and more.