Because of drivers taking action and aggressive advocacy from your Union, we are one step closer to securing urgently needed emergency relief for Uber, Lyft, and Taxi drivers.
Yesterday afternoon, Governor Inslee announced:
- A statewide 30-day moratorium on residential evictions; and
- An effort to call on the White House and Congress to declare a disaster in Washington, authorizing Disaster Unemployment Assistance for Uber, Lyft, and Taxi drivers and others who may not normally be eligible for unemployment benefits.
As the COVID-19 impacts workers across our state, we are compiling emergency resources to help you and your family in this time of crisis. The resources listed below come from a variety of sources, including King County and the Washington State Labor Council. If you are aware of resources not listed here, please send us an email or write it in the comments below. Please stay healthy and safe!
- Public Health Information
- Social Distancing
- Unemployment Benefits and Workers Comp
- Financial Resources for Consumers
- Trouble Paying Rent or Mortgage
- Student Loan Deferments
- Paying Utilities
- Food Assistance
- Insurance Issues
- Union Families In Need
- Who's Hiring? Find a Teamster Job
The Drivers Union is fighting for Emergency Financial Assistance for Uber and Lyft drivers who are struggling due to the coronavirus crisis.
- SIGN OUR OPEN LETTER to Uber/Lyft CEOs and government leaders requesting Emergency Financial Assistance.
If you have lost income due to the COVID-19 crisis, you may be eligible for state unemployment benefits (even if you are still driving).
We encourage drivers to apply. If your unemployment application is rejected or you need assistance applying, call the Unemployment Law Project’s free telephone hotline at (206) 441-9178 x0.
Fill out the form below to receive information about resources available for drivers and instructions on how to apply for unemployment benefits.
Uber, Lyft, and taxi drivers – low-wage workers who earn a living taking people to airports, events, and their jobs - are on the front lines of both the public health and economic impacts of this crisis. Yet economic stimulus plans are leaving us behind.