Union Plus

Strike Grant for Personal Loan-holders

Union Plus Hardship Assistance

Strike Grant for Personal Loan-holders

Benefit Description

$500 payment to Union Plus Personal Loan-holders who've been on union-sanctioned strike or lockout and meet the requirements below.

  1. You must be a Union Plus Personal Loan-holder in good standing.
  2. You must have been a Union Plus Personal Loan-holder for at least six (6) consecutive months.
  3. You must complete the required application and demonstrate that you, have been unemployed due to a union-sanctioned strike or lockout for a minimum of 14 consecutive days within the 24 month period prior to the date that you submit an application for a Strike Grant — and that the strike loss occurred at least six (6) months after you became a Union Plus Personal Loan-holder
  4. You must provide documentation of the date the unemployment commenced due to a union-sanctioned strike or lockout, and proof that the duration of the strike or lockout was at least 14 consecutive days.
How to Apply
  1. Collect and copy the required documentation:
    • Letter from your local union acknowledging a union-sanctioned strike or a lockout lasting 14 days or more within the last 24 months.
  2. Complete the online application form.
  3. Print your confirmation email and sign anywhere on the page that includes your application information.
  4. We encourage you to email in your application and documents if you are able to grants@unionplus.org or you may also fax them to our secure fax line at 866-481-5568.

    However, if you are unable to use either of those means of getting your application to us, please mail all required documentation to:

    Union Plus Strike Grant
    1100 First St. NE, Suite 850
    Washington, DC 20002
    Please note: Due to the current staffing conditions caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, applications mailed to our office may see a significant delay in processing time. For this reason, we strongly encourage the digital submission of paperwork.
  • Please allow 6-8 weeks for application processing. You will be notified by mail when your application has been approved or denied.
  • If approved for the grant, payment will be made by check and mailed directly to you.

Mailing Instructions: 

  • Please do not send originals. Documents will not be returned to you.
  • All documents should be copied onto 8.5" x 11" paper.
  • Only copy/print one side of paper.
  • Please do not use staples or fasteners. 

Please note: Failure to comply with these instructions will result in significantly delayed processing time.

Grants valued at $600 or more may be considered taxable income by the Internal Revenue Service. Therefore, a Form 1099-MISC tax reporting form, which will require your social security number, will be issued to each recipient of grants valued at $600 or more. If the required documentation you submitted does not contain this information, we will contact you to complete a W-9 form. Please keep your eye on your email inbox for this important request.


Please visit our Union Plus Grants FAQ. Please send additional questions to grants@unionplus.org.

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