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District 22

Tiffany Cabán

Astoria (North)-Ditmars-Steinway, Old Astoria-Hallets Point, Astoria (Central), Astoria (East)-Woodside (North), Queensbridge-Ravenswood-Dutch Kills, Rikers Island, St. Michael's Cemetery, Astoria Park, Jackson Heights, East Elmhurst, LaGuardia Airport

Today, Council Member Tiffany Cabán, Comptroller Brad Lander, and a large coalition of labor unions, community-based organizations, and more launched a campaign to pass INT 0837-2022, the “Secure Jobs Act,” which would ban employers from terminating employees without just cause.

The bill would require employers to give workers advance notice of termination and a written explanation of their firing and give workers fired without a good reason the opportunity to appeal the decision and be reinstated.


Today, Council Member Tiffany Cabán released the following statement:

From the beginning of his term, the Mayor’s budgetary priorities have been clear: make devastating slashes to the vital social services that are the backbone of community safety and public health, while continuing to overfund ineffective, harmful policing and incarceration strategies.

Check the record:

  • Last year, he made $469 Million in cuts to our schools.

With this cruel, dangerous Budget Modification, Mayor Adams is proposing to slash jobs, cut vital services, and make our city less safe and stable.

The Mayor has already made $469 Million in cuts to our schools that we continue to battle to restore, and this Budget Modification cuts an additional $75 Million. He has already forced agencies to slash their budgets again and again through so-called “PEGs,” which cut working New Yorkers off from the services they need and deserve, and from which the NYPD was exempt.


At today’s Stated Meeting of the New York City Council, the “Support Survivors” legislative package, introduced by Council Member Tiffany Cabán, Chair of the Committee on Women and Gender Equity (W&GE), passed by a vote of 45-6.

In its hearings this session, W&GE has heard from scores of courageous survivors, who have told the committee their painful stories and urged the Council to take action to meet their needs.


At today’s Stated Meeting of the New York City Council, Council Member Tiffany Cabán introduced Int 0657-2022, a bill designed to track the property seized by District Attorneys. Joining Cabán as sponsors of the bill were Council Members Althea Stevens, Jennifer Gutiérrez, and Shahana Hanif.

“District Attorneys seize money and property left and right,” said Council Member Tiffany Cabán.


First and foremost, we want to honor and celebrate the students, parents, educators, advocates, and community members who have risen up in opposition to these education cuts. They’ve held rallies, bird-dogged officeholders, circulated petitions, written copious emails, and filed this lawsuit.

To the plaintiffs, including parents Tamara Tucker and Melanie Kotler and teachers Paul Trust and Sarah Brooks, and to all those who have come together to fight back against cuts: this city owes you a huge debt of gratitude.


Yesterday, New York City Council Members Tiffany Cabán and Sandy Nurse made an unannounced visit to Rikers Island. The visit came amid a sweltering heatwave, about which advocates have been sounding the alarm, and in the immediate wake of reporting that Dashawn Carter, one of 11 New Yorkers to die in DOC custody so far this year, missed nearly 100 clinic appointments at Rikers before dying in May.


Ahead of the introduction at today’s City Council Stated Meeting of a resolution 257 declaring solidarity with workers organizing unions across the city, resolution lead sponsor Council Member Tiffany Cabán and colleagues joined the courageous worker-leaders spearheading New York’s current surge of union organizing for a rally under the banner “New York Is A Union Town.”

In addition to Cabán, speakers included worker-leaders from Starbucks Workers United, Amazon Labor Union, 32BJ SEIU, the Association of Legislative Employees (the NYC Council Union), Laborers Local 79, New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE), and Council Members Carmen De La Rosa (Chair, Committee on Civil Service and Labor), Rita Joseph, Alexa Avilés, Sandy Nurse and Jen Gutiérrez.


Today, a brand new coalition of elected officials and advocates are launching “Care For All Families,” a campaign to win at least $10 Million in New York City’s FY23 budget to expand access to publicly-subsidized early childhood education and care for undocumented children excluded from the City’s contracted programs and vouchers.

Elected officials in the coalition include Council Members Tiffany Cabán, Chair of the Committee on Women and Gender Equity and Shahana Hanif, Chair of the Committee on Immigration, and Comptroller Brad Lander, and their organizational partners include Advocates for Children of NY, the Day Care Council, Alliance for Quality Education, and the New York Immigration Coalition.