Our Local 1000 Emergency Relief Fund can provide a grant of up to $500 to members in need, while funds last.
The Emergency Relief Fund (ERF) is offers grants of up to $500 to members in good standing for emergency medical or unforeseen circumstances that impact their ability to work. This policy replaces the old no-interest pay-back loan model. We ask recipients of the ERF, past and present, to “pay it forward” by donating back to the fund whenever they are able so that others can get support when they need it in the future.
To apply: click the "apply" button at the bottom of this page.
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.
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