Many organizations that are focused on the well-being of working families are putting together informational guides and publicizing special programs to help alleviate the impact of COVID-19 on our households, our communities and workplaces. Local 24 is sharing these updates as they become available so that our members are aware of available resources.
One of the most devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic will be income loss, both for individuals who get sick and for those who are laid off as a result of the drastic slow-down of the U.S. economy. The AFL-CIO, which is an affiliation of most of the labor unions in the United States, has released the AFL-CIO Survival Guide , with many tips on how to survive without a paycheck.
Union Privilege is a nonprofit organization founded by the AFL-CIO in 1986 to provide excellent consumer Union Plus benefit programs exclusively to union members (current and retired) and their families. These programs include mortgage loans, credit cards, discount programs and more. Union Plus is working with its program providers to facilitate additional assistance to members, and you can get the details by reading Union Plus Benefits COVID-19 Special Programs. Please note that some programs, including the hardship programs, do require members to be participants and product holders of those programs and meet certain eligibility requirements to receive benefits. There are over 950,000 credit card holders and over 140,000 mortgage program participants.