For almost a century, Amalgamated Bank has supported workers through difficult periods of history. The COVID-19 crisis is no different and is a moment for us to deepen our commitment to the workers who are saving lives and keeping us all safe.
That’s why Amalgamated Bank and Amalgamated Foundation are proud to launch the Frontline Workers Fund.
The Fund is specifically designed to provide financial support to those critical workers at the frontline of the COVID-19 crisis across the nation. Nurses, health care workers, grocery workers, cleaning service workers, food service workers, laundry workers in hospitals and retail workers, amongst others are being asked to come forward to serve their country and we are proud to stand in support of their needs. The Frontline Workers Fund will partner with unions, individuals and philanthropy across the country to move resources where they are most needed.
Resources will go to support:
- Providing health benefits, childcare and other needs for workers who have lost their jobs
- Supplement existing efforts to ensure Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) are reaching nurses and all workers who need them
- Support for workers including domestic workers, grocery and restaurant workers who may be forced into quarantine or need extended paid leave
- Assist with access alternative housing or transportation for frontline workers who are self-isolating to protect the community