• Association Legislative Employees

What do I do if I feel my employer is retaliating against me or interfering during unionization?

As a baseline, staff are protected by labor law to organize and sign cards. It is absolutely illegal for an employer to retaliate against staff for unionizing or do anything that looks like union busting. Staff should report any potential retaliatory activity to and the General Counsel’s office. Retaliation does not just mean job loss; it could look like obviously someone losing their job title, work location, tasks, schedule flexibility, or any other privileges that are taken away or changed due to real or perceived participation in union activity.



We are a group of New York City Council staff - both from the Member and Central staff side - who are educating and organizing our colleagues around unionization.

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