Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act Reintroduced!

April 10, 2014 — Today, the NYC Council re-introduced the Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act (Brad Lander, chief sponsor), Intro. 261. The bill would ban the use of credit checks in employment. Council Members Lander, Rose, Menchaca, Chin and others joined more than 100 community, labor, and civil rights groups — along with New Yorkers denied jobs due to credit checks — at a rally today on the steps of City Hall. See more photos from today’s event here.


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February 4, 2014 — For-profit schools set New Yorkers up for huge indebtedness & barriers to jobs. Lisa’s story is just one of the reasons why the New York City Council must pass the Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act. Click here to tell your story, and join the conversation using #StopCreditChecks!

President Obama Speaks Out Against Employment Credit Checks

February 3, 2014 — In his January 31, 2014 speech on helping the long-term unemployed, President Obama talked about the vicious Catch-22 job-seekers find themselves in when employers use credit checks in the hiring process. We applaud the President’s position and call on the NYC Council to pass the Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act. Click below to see the President’s remarks.

Carolers Return to Experian’s NYC Office

December 20, 2013

Carolers donning Santa hats gathered today outside the New York offices of Experian, the nation’s largest credit bureau, to sing holiday songs with lyrics altered to highlight the harmful use of people’s credit information in employment.


U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren Introduces Bill Banning Credit Checks by Employers

December 17, 2013

New York City groups are hailing the latest move by U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, who today introduced a bill to ban the use of credit checks by employers. Dozens of labor, civil rights, community, and student groups called on the New York City Council and Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio today to follow Sen. Warren’s lead by enacting legislation to end this unfair and discriminatory hiring practice in New York City. (more…)

NYS Assembly Passes Credit Privacy in Employment Act

June 20, 2013 

The NYC Coalition to Stop Credit Checks in Employment applauds the NYS Assembly for passing a bill to prohibit employers from discriminating against job-seekers and employees on the basis of their credit histories.  This state legislation would protect New Yorkers by removing this unfair barrier to jobs, and includes the same strong provisions contained in NYC Intro. 857, the Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act.  

See NYS Assembly Press Release below. (more…)