Students and Council Members in Queens Call for Ban on Credit Checks in Hiring


Council Member Dromm (right), joined by Council Members Koo (left) and Constantinides (center), places his pin on a map indicating council support for Intro. 261. Check out more photos from the event.

July 23, 2014 – College students and members of the NYC Coalition to Stop Credit Checks in Employment gathered today outside Queens College to call on the NYC Council to ban employment credit checks, which constitute an unfair barrier to jobs for students saddled with student loan debt, among others.


Reintroduction of the Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act

July 17, 2014 – Did you miss our rally marking the reintroduction of the Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act back in April? Check out our video featuring highlights, with remarks from advocates, Council Members, and individuals with first-hand knowledge of the devastating effects of employment credit checks.    

Errors in Credit Reports Cause “Dire” Consequences

June 23, 2014 – In an article from the New York Times this weekend, a Mississippi woman tells of the arduous experience she faced clearing errors from her credit report and the consequences these mistakes can have for individuals.


Lawsuit filed against credit reporting giant Experian

June 16, 2014 — Mississippi is suing the giant credit reporting company Experian for allowing sweeping errors in credit reports and making those errors difficult for consumers to fix. 


Mayor de Blasio & NYC Council: Stop Discriminatory Employment Credit Checks

May 9, 2014 — Sign the petition calling on NYC to ban employment credit checks! Let Mayor de Blasio and the NYC Council know that you support the Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act.

Meet Shelly.

    April 14, 2014 — Meet Shelly, the latest New Yorker to speak out about being denied employment due to information on her credit report. Shelly is just one of thousands of New Yorkers who are calling upon Mayor de Blasio and the New York City Council to pass Intro. 261, the Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act. Add your voice to the campaign by signing the petition, and click here to share your story.