Municipal Government

To End Credit Checks in Employment

April 16, 2015
By Henry Garrido, DC37 Executive Director

New York, NY – DC37, the largest public employees union in the city, salutes City Councilman Brad Lander [D-39th District], for his sponsorship of a bill forbidding employers from using the unfair and discriminatory practice of using credit checks in hiring and other employment decisions.

DC 37 also commends the administration and the entire New York City Council leadership for their work in support of Intro 261.

This legislation will make a huge difference for both working New Yorkers and for those entering the job market. It acknowledges the reality that there is no demonstrated connection between blips on a person’s credit report and job performance.

DC 37 is proud to have worked with other unions, community and non-profit organizations, and faith-based institutions whose diligent advocacy helped move this legislation forward.

April 15, 2015

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