The New Movement for Just-Cause Employment



Date & Time

May 6, 2021 12:00 PM

For the first time in thirty years, there is conversation starting about reining in at-will employment in the U.S., led by workers protesting the impact of unfair firings on their lives and communities. Since 2019, fast food workers in New York, parking attendants in Philadelphia, and journalists at many major publications have all fought for and won new “just-cause” employment protections. Please join our panel of worker leaders, elected officials, and policy advocates to learn more about this growing movement for job security and workplace fairness.

Opening remarks by:

  • Senator Celina Villanueva, Illinois State Senate


  • Rebecca Dixon , Executive Director, National Employment Law Project


  • Kate Andrias, Professor of Law, University of Michigan
  • Addy Baird, Reporter, BuzzFeed News & Chair of the BuzzFeed News Union
  • Al Diaz, Griller, Chipotle
  • Estrella Hernández, Staffing Agency Worker
  • Brad Lander, New York City Council Member
  • Irene Tung, Senior Researcher and Policy Analyst, National Employment Law Project