Tell the NY City Council to Pass the Secure Jobs Act!

Join the Secure Jobs Coalition in the fight to #EndUnjustFirings!

New York City’s at-will employment system allows employers to terminate workers at any time -- without a fair reason or for no reason at all. Although there exist protections against certain types of discriminatory or retaliatory terminations, they are difficult to enforce under at-will employment where employers are not required to provide an actual reason for termination – and where many unfair reasons for firings remain perfectly legal.

The at-will system denies workers stable, secure employment and leaves them afraid to speak up about unfair or illegal workplace conditions, undermining public health and employment standards.

The Secure Jobs Coalition is fighting to pass the alternative -The Secure Jobs Act (intro 837) - a New York City Council bill that would:

  1. Require employers to provide 14 days' notice and a written explanation when terminating an employee
  2. Prohibit the use of electronic monitoring in discipline and discharge decisions
  3. Implement a progressive discipline system to give employees the opportunity to receive feedback and improve work performance before being terminated
Secure jobs mean secure communities. Behind every worker, there is a community that can be detrimentally impacted by an unfair firing - help us send a letter making this message clear to the NY City Council.

The Secure Jobs Coalition is made up of the following labor unions and community-based organizations:

Adhikaar for Human Rights and Social Justice

African Communities Together

Amazon Labor Union

Athena Coalition


Caribbean Equality Project

Carroll Gardens Nanny Association

Center for Popular Democracy

Chinese-American Planning Council

Churches United For Fair Housing (CUFFH)

Coalition for Asian American Children and Families

Desis Rising Up and Moving (DRUM)

El Hormiguero

End Workplace Abuse

Hand in Hand: Domestic Employers

Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ)

Justice Center en el Barrio

Laundry Workers Center

Make the Road NY


NY Working Families Party

NYC Coalition for Domestic Work

NYC Democratic Socialists

National Employment Law Project

OPEIU Local 153

Sunnyside Community Services

Surveillance Technology Oversight Project (STOP)

Teamsters Local 804

Teamsters Local 814

UAW Region 9-A

Women's Empowerment Coalition of NYC

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