End Wage Theft in Oregon: Get SB612 a Hearing in the House by Monday!
  • Petitioned State Rep. Jeff Reardon

This petition was delivered to:

State Rep. Jeff Reardon
State Rep. Sal Esquivel
State Rep. Bill Kennemer
State Rep. Jason Conger
State Rep. Mark Johnson

End Wage Theft in Oregon: Get SB612 a Hearing in the House by Monday!

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Our last petition helped get SB 612 passed out of the Senate, now we have until Monday to get a Hearing in the House to make sure our bill to stop wage theft keeps moving forward.

Can you imagine working hard at your job for a day, a week, or longer and having your boss tell you to "get lost" without paying you?

Thousands of workers in Oregon have their wages stolen from them by corner-cutting abusive employers. As it is now, most of the time, the employer can get away with it. Many unregulated construction labor brokers are skirting the rules. These brokers keep their workers on informal books and do their business in the shadows.

SB 612-A closes the loopholes to make sure that the labor brokers are subject to the same oversight as any other Oregon company. Lifting them out of the shadows helps to lift the standards for us all. A recent analysis by the Oregon Center for Public Policy found that $700,000 in wage claims from the construction industry were determined by the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries to have been illegally withheld last fiscal year. That is only the tip of the iceberg.

The Oregon Coalition to End Wage Theft asks residents of Oregon to:

Sign the petition to make sure that in the 21st century no one in Oregon is laboring without being paid.

For more info: http://portlandvoz.org/, www.facebook.com/protectoregonworkers


Recent signatures


    1. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Mary Cummings PORTLAND, OR
      • over 3 years ago

      Why would we call ourselves a civilized society and allow wage theft to continue? We cannot support this practice by turning a blind or discriminatory eye.

    • Kathleen Pequeno PORTLAND, OR
      • over 3 years ago

      No worker can afford to not get paid. Close this loophole and protect workers.

    • Jack Herbert PORTLAND, OR
      • over 3 years ago

      Please make sure that all of us get treated fairly by employers.

      Individual people me haven't got as much money as employers, so we'll get beaten in court. That's why we pool our resources in our government.

      This is where you show us whether you're protecting our rights.

    • Mary Vorachek SALEM, OR
      • over 3 years ago

      It is totally illegal to withhold earned wages, enforce the law with criminal prosecutions and penalties.

    • Michael Moore PORTLAND, OR
      • over 3 years ago

      I hope you prioritize this important legislation. So many people I know trying to make ends meet by taking day labor jobs while they look for long-term employment have had issues with unscrupulous employers. All people ask is a fair wage for hard work.


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