The New Movement for Just-Cause Employment

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.

Join us for a conversation with opening remarks by Illinois State Senator Celina Villanueva.


Panel Featuring:

Rebecca Dixon (Moderator)
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