The Paid Sick Leave Ordinance was passed unanimously (5-0) by the Portland City Council. This is a historic victory for allies of earned sick leave. Among those that will benefit from this important ordinance are 20,000 Latin@s who work in the city of Portland.
Thank you Commissioner Amanda Fritz, the Portland City Commission for passing this ordinance and to the Coalition of organizations, businesses and individuals who worked hard to make earned sick leave for Portland workers. A big thank you to all those who sent letters, made calls and visited Portland City Commissioners on this very important issue.
Are work is not over, yet. The next steps is to pass legislation at the state level for earned sick leave for ALL Oregonians. Stay tuned for updates.