CPS Strike Hardship Fund

We have some good news!  SEIU Local 73 has created a need basis Strike Hardship Fund for SEIU Local 73 members who participated in the strike against CPS.  The purpose of the Strike Hardship Fund is to support members who were on strike by providing assistance with groceries, diapers, formula, payments on utility bills, car payments, and mortgage or rent payments. Eligibility for this need basis Strike Hardship Fund assistance will be based on the actual hardship needs of the applicants and on whether other means of assistance have been reasonably exhausted.

Any SEIU Local 73 member who works for CPS and participated in the strike or pickets every day is eligible to apply.  Click here for the application for need basis Strike Hardship fund.  The completed application must be must be received by the Strike Hardship Fund Coordinator by 5 p.m. on Friday November 8, 2019 at in order to be considered.  No late applications will be considered. 

Although electronic submission of the application is preferred, SEIU Local 73 will provide hard copies of the application at its office at 300 South Ashland Suite 400 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and will accept hard copies of completed applications up until 5 p.m. on Friday November 8, 2019.  Whether submitted electronically or via a hard copy, no late applications will be considered.

The SEIU Local 73 Strike Hardship Fund is administered by member leaders and SEIU Local 73. Please note that any and all payments from the Strike Hardship Fund are contingent upon the availability of funds in the Strike Hardship Fund at the time of the striker’s application.

*Please note that this fund is separate from the strike loan application in collaboration with the Northwest Community Credit Union (NWCCU).