Sector-Based Organizing for the Gig Economy

  • 220 E 23rd St, Suite 605, NY, NY 10010

What We Do.

Workers Benefit Fund partners with local industry and sector leaders to provide benefits for millions of workers in today’s rapidly expanding gig economy. As independent contractors, gig workers lack strategic representation and traditional access to a stable benefits package. Workers Benefit Fund works closely with labor leaders to provide health and other benefits to the workers in their industry.

Team

CEO

Ben Geyerhahn

Ben is an entrepreneur focused on the delivery of portable benefits. He is a recognized authority on public benefits delivery who is regularly invited to advise think tanks (like Aspen Institute) and worker organizations (like the Independent Drivers Guild). In addition to founding BeneStream which provides public benefits to employees/union members, Ben has served on the Board of Directors of the Workers Lab and on the New York Health Benefit Exchange, Regional Advisory Board for New York City.
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Chairman of Board

Andy Stern

The former president of the 2.2-million-member Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Andy is a leading voice on major issues confronting American workers and the American economy. Stern was previously a presidential appointee to the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (Simpson-Bowles), and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations U.S. Trade and Investment Policy Task Force. Stern is a prominent leader in labor and healthcare issues, and has been featured in numerous publications and makes frequent appearances on CNN, Fox, and shows like The Colbert Report, Bill Moyers, and Charlie Rose.
Member of the Board

Carmen Rojas, PhD

Dr. Carmen Rojas is the Co-Founder and CEO of The Workers Lab, an organization that invests in experiments and innovation to build power for working people in the 21st century.  For more than 20 years, Carmen has worked with foundations, financial institutions, and non-profits to improve the lives of working people across the United States.

Carmen currently sits on the boards of the Marguerite Casey Foundation, General Service Foundation, and JOLT. She holds a Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from the University of California, Berkeley and was a Fulbright Scholar in 2007.

President

Nick Abramovich

Nick brings over 20 years of global experience within the software, business services and financial services sectors with substantial expertise in strategic planning, operations, marketing and corporate transformations. During his career he has held leadership positions as CEO, COO, CFO and CMO and keenly understand the balance and importance of building a strong go-to-market strategy that drive great levels of growth and bottom line results while delivering an exceptional customer experience. Most recently, Nick was the CMO of DitechHolding Corporation a publicly traded provider of consumer financial services. 

Vice President, Strategic Alliances

JJ Johnston

JJ has worked with union and public sectors entities throughout his career. JJ recently served as the Managing Partner of Rialto Solutions LLC which matches innovative healthcare solutions to the needs of public and private entities. JJ served in several key positions for SEIU including Chief of Staff to the President, and West Coast Director, and California State Council Director. He began his career at SEIU as President of a Local Union in Western Pennsylvania where he represented utility workers.

Partners

Workers Benefit Fund partners with Independent Drivers Guild to provide health benefits to New York’s 80,000 black car drivers.

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