MINEOLA, NY – Nassau County Executive Laura Curran signed an Executive Order that will prohibit the personal information of any public employee from being released. This executive order protects an individual’s union membership status and forbids distribution of their personal information.
“No worker should be concerned with their personal information being provided to anyone without their knowledge,” said Curran. “This Executive Order will prohibit any such action in Nassau County.”
The recent United States Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME held that workers who do not wish to join a union are not required to finance union activity by the deduction of fee payments from their paychecks, even when the union represents the bargaining units to which these workers belong.
Information covered under the Executive Order includes the home address, personal telephone number, personal cell phone number or personal e-mail address of a public employee.
“Our workers deserve to have their information remain personal and private,” said Curran. “This order is in effect immediately and will be enforced.”
Governor Andrew Cuomo and both Suffolk and Westchester Counties have also issued similar Executive Orders.