Workers Benefit Fund has the experience, technology, and team required to fuel the growth of unions and help execute legislative actions. Each of our clients presents a unique situation that we approach with a customizable package.
Gig workers are unique because they don’t follow a regular schedule or show up on a shop floor; they are hard to track down. WBF understands this population’s experience and how to develop actionable relationships with them. WBF provides technology, organizing, and outreach that support gig unions to grow and grow quickly, and our experience has helped us grow a number of gig unions from zero members to tens of thousands.
State institutions and benefits were built to interact with employees. Unemployment insurance, disability insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Medicaid, and food stamps are all programs that rely on the paycheck as a means of collection, or eligibility assessment. State institutions were not built to operate outside of this system. WBF has bridged this gap.
WBF has a unique position in the marketplace in that we have earned the trust of worker organizations that represent gig workers who trust WBF to manage their data and outreach. Additionally, we have worked with both Uber and Lyft using their outreach platforms and connecting with their data to provide benefits. Plus, WBF has the trust of state institutions like the New York Health and Hospital System, and the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission to provide services to drivers. Because of our capabilities and experience, WBF is uniquely capable of connecting all of these kinds of organizations to the workforce they serve.
WBF’s first client was New York’s Black Car Fund, a non-profit organization that offers health and wellness benefits to Black Car drivers through Drivers Benefits.