January 28th, 2013 by shughes
The Portland City Council chambers holds approximately 200 people. This Thursday we need to fill it up in support of Earned Sick Days.
At 2 PM on Thursday the Portland City Council will be holding an official public hearing on the proposed sick days ordinance. 80% of low wage service workers — many of them women and people of color — right now don’t have the ability to take even one day off when they or a family member are ill. When passed, this ordinance would dramatically raise standards for all working Portlanders. Plus, a victory will allow us to go to Salem and fight to pass sick days legislation for all of Oregon.
We have been fighting to pass this policy for over a year now. The big business community — aided by allies on the Oregonian editorial board — has fought every step of the way. You can bet they will be there at City Hall this Thursday. Will you be there at 2 PM to support this common sense policy that will provide basic sick days coverage to all working Portlanders?