Worker Support and Resources

COVID-19 Resources from U.S. Department of Labor

The U.S. Department of Labor has resources to help workers and employers prepare for the COVID-19 virus. Topics include: workplace safety, wages/hours/leave, unemployment insurance, and more.

COVID-19 Resources from California Labor and Workforce Development Agency

The CA Labor & Workforce Development Agency (LWDA) wants to keep workers, employers, co-workers, and families safe. Their resources include information on: paid sick leave, paid family leave, employer assistance, and much more.

AFL-CIO COVID-19 Resources

Links to Labor Movement relief funds, industry-specific resources and guidance

Supportive Services Programs for Workers – Riverside County

Supportive Services Program for Workers Impacted by the effects of COVID-19. Riverside County residents whose employment has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic may receive up to $800 in assistance as part of a state grant received by the Riverside County Workforce Development Division. This assistance can be used to pay for costs associated with returning to work (such as teleworking equipment, child care, or transportation), housing expenses, or utility expenses. To learn more or to apply, contact Stephanie Macias at (951) 955-0513 or stmacias@rivco.org.

National Funds Focused on Workers Most Economically Impacted

COVID-19 Fund – Children of Restaurant Employees

Donation opportunity providing support to food and beverage service employees, with children, who have been medically diagnosed with COVID-19. Those who qualify are also able to apply now.

Coronavirus Care Fund – National Domestic Workers Alliance

Donation opportunity providing support for home care workers, nannies and house cleaners. Qualifying home care workers, nannies and house cleaners are also able to apply now.

Emergency Coronavirus Tipped and Service Worker Support Fund – One Fair Wage

Donation opportunity providing cash assistance to restaurant workers, car service drivers, delivery workers, personal service workers and more who need the money they aren’t getting to survive. Those who qualify for assistance can also apply now.

COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund – Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation

Donation opportunity that will provide direct money to organizations leading on-the-ground efforts in the restaurant community, zero-interest loans to businesses to maintain payroll during closure or re-open once this crisis has passed and to establish a relief fund for individual workers facing economic hardships or health crises as a direct result of COVID-19. 

COVID-19 Relief Donations – UNITE-HERE

Funds are used to help hospitality workers maintain family health insurance coverage during layoffs or reduced hours; pay for food, rent, and utilities; replace wages lost due to reduced hours and tips; retrain for new jobs during the business downturn.

USBG Emergency Fund – USBG National Charity Foundation

Donation opportunity that will provide assistance to the bar industry community. Bartenders or the spouse or child of bartenders can also apply now.