New York Yankees COVID-19 Disaster Relief Program

The New York Yankees established a program to provide direct financial, “need-based” assistance to eligible employees. As employees of River Operating Company, Local 176 members who worked Yankee Stadium last year are eligible to apply, but there are certain criteria that must be met.

The Ticket Taker was scheduled to work the postponed 2020 MLB season for the Yankees and NYCFC.
The Ticket Taker has not worked any games as a result of the COVID-19 emergency
The Ticket Taker had to have worked a minimum of 100 hours, roughly 29 games, last year. Not having reached the minimum of hours does not automatically disqualify you, as exemptions could be made if the need is demonstrated.
The Ticket Taker must be a resident of New York State, New Jersey, Connecticut, or Pennsylvania.

As per the Relief Program, being eligible for assistance does NOT mean the assistance will be granted, but if approved, the available assistance would be to cover expenses incurred as a result of the COVID-19 crisis and expenses that are not compensated or paid by insurance, public assistance, or otherwise. Qualified disaster relief payments will not include payment for luxury goods or services or other goods or services that are inconsistent with the applicable federal tax law. The program may provide direct assistance to reimburse or pay short-term reasonable and necessary, or what could be reasonably expected, personal, family, living, or funeral expenses.

Later today, the attached link will be established to submit an on line application. If Ticket Takers have any questions, the questions can be submitted by either calling (646) 977-8484 or by email to Be sure to include your name and contact number with each inquiry. The Yankees will consider all applications and applicants will be notified by email of the status of their claim as soon as reasonably possible. If approved for relief assistance, the relief is intended to not be taxable for the recipient.

Shop Steward: Jesse Cerrato 917-325-2393
Asst Shop Steward: Joe Tringali  718-541-8716

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