All but 9 aldermen have signed on to a new ordinance that will prohibit city employers from discriminating against people based on credit history.
This is a positive and just move.
There will be exceptions for financial related employees.
Illinois has a law on the books already. The city ordinance is coming out of committee with more teeth than the state law.
This people under a huge burden of negative equity who have have hardship should be relived by this action.
See the article : From the Chicago Tribune:
Chicago alderman wants ban on discrimination against jobless
A freshman Chicago alderman concerned about the potential for a new class of permanently unemployed workers wants to ban the rejection of job applicants because of bad credit histories or gaps in employment.
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