IDG Benefits Fund
- New York
IDG Benefits Fund (IDG-B) is a not-for-profit group working to get benefits for America’s growing independent workforce, sometimes called gig economy workers. For our first major initiative we will be providing vision and telemedicine benefits to over 40,000 Uber, Lyft and other for-hire (“black car”) drivers in New York State. In November 2017, IDG-B was founded as a vehicle (no pun intended) for providing independent workers around the country with workers’ compensation, disability benefits, retirement assistance, and other benefits typical employees take for granted. Today we are working for and with New York drivers--90% of whom are immigrants. We work closely with the Independent Drivers Guild, a labor organization, which educates workers, develops worker-organizers, and believes that organized people=organized power.