Newark City Council Passes Worker Retention Ordinance

Newark joins Hoboken, which passed a similar worker protection measure for service workers.

“As a displaced worker from the Newark Housing Authority, I am moved to see that workers are now being recognized and protected as essentials," said Marilyn Mars, a security officer and 32BJ member. "I am happy to know that no other worker will have to experience the anguish of having to make ends meet after suddenly losing their jobs because the contractor changes."

Councilman Anibal Ramos Jr., the legislation's prime sponsor, said it was esential to protect workers in Newark

"I’m proud to lead this important initiative on the City Council,” said Ramos, who previously sponsored legislation to protect hotel workers in Newark. “As the largest city in the state, we need to act now to establish building-service worker retention rights to mitigate worker displacement. As we move forward in the recovery process, job security and stability are imperative to an employee’s and their family’s physical, mental, and economic wellbeing. I am thankful to my colleagues on the City Council for approving this measure to protect our workers and I am eager to see this bill take effect.”

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published this page in News and Politics 2022-02-17 03:09:56 -0800