Our Local 1000 Emergency Relief Fund can provide a no interest loan up to $500 to members in need, while funds last.
One of the best things about our union during the pandemic has been the incredible generosity of our members and fans. When the pandemic hit in March of 2020, our members and our world-wide community rallied to support us with donations to our Emergency Relief Fund so that Local 1000 could offer $1000 grants to members who needed some extra support during this challenging time. Although traditionally, the ERF has been a no-interest loan program, we were beyond thrilled and honored to be able to give away around $40,000 in Covid Relief to our members during the past 2 and a half years.
As of October 1, 2022, we have now returned to a more humble balance in our ERF account and we think it is time to return to our traditional $500 no-interest loan model for members in need. If you need an emergency loan, your union's got your back. The no-pressure pay-back period is up to 10 years.
To apply: click the "apply" button at the bottom of this page or download and print this PDF Application, and mail it to the office
We are grateful and inspired by all who helped their union siblings out by donating to the ERF during the pandemic. Let's keep that union love flowing by keeping our fund healthy for the future! If you would like to make a donation to help fellow Local 1000 members in need, click the "donate" button at the bottom of this page.
One of the ways that Local 1000 can work for its members when times get tough is through our Emergency Relief Fund (ERF). This is funding that has been set aside to provide up to $500 in a no-interest, pay-it-back-when-you-can loan to members who demonstrate financial need.
To be eligible for an ERF loan:
- You must be a member in good standing, meaning that your dues must be paid in full at time of application.
- You must demonstrate a financial hardship. This can be extraordinary medical bills or circumstances that have caused you to fall behind in rent, etc. You may be asked to show some documentation. The Executive Board, as the administrators of the fund, is the final arbiter of what constitutes a hardship and who will be given a loan
The ERF is funded by you, our members and occasional fundraising efforts. When you receive an invoice from Local 1000 for dues, there is a box that gives information about how you can contribute to the ERF. Adding a couple of dollars to your work dues payments helps. Your Officers and Board are working on other ways to raise funds for the ERF. If you have any ideas or further questions, please contact any of the Board or Officers.