Testifying on Statewide Paid Sick Time

I had recently had the privilege to speak before a senate committee in Salem considering a statewide paid sick time law. As a leader the successful campaign to pass earned paid sick time for all Eugene workers I was proud to share the Eugene City Council's resolution calling upon the state legislature to pass a statewide law that is as good or better than Eugene's. All workers in our state deserve to have access to this basic workplace protection regardless of the size of their employer's business. Eugene's ordinance is set to go into effect on July 1st unless we delay to accommodate changes in a future state law. Once in effect workers in Eugene will have the ability to earn 1 hour of paid time off for every 30 hours they work whether they are full time or part time. Time off can be used to care for yourself or a family member, go to a medical appointment or deal with a domestic violence situation. Eugene can be proud to have passed the strongest paid sick time law in the nation!