Stop Stolen Wages in Oregon: Pass SB 612
  • Petitioned Oregon State Senate

This petition was delivered to:

Oregon State Senate
Oregon-001
State Sen. Jeff Kruse
Oregon-008
State Sen. Betsy Close
Oregon-028
State Sen. Doug Whitsett
Oregon-011
State Sen. Peter Courtney
Oregon-007
State Sen. Chris Edwards
Oregon-016
State Sen. Betsy Johnson
Oregon-010
State Sen. Jackie Winters
Oregon-002
State Sen. Herman Baertschiger
Oregon-029
State Sen. William Hansell
Oregon-021
State Sen. Diane Rosenbaum
Oregon-012
State Sen. Brian Boquist
Oregon-026
State Sen. Chuck Thomsen
Oregon-025
State Sen. Laurie Monnes Anderson

Stop Stolen Wages in Oregon: Pass SB 612

    1. Petition by

      NATIONAL DAY LABORER ORGANIZING NETWORK

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 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 to lift the standards for us all.

The Oregon Coalition to End Wage Theft Asks you 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/

 

To:
Oregon State Senate
State Sen. Jeff Kruse, Oregon-001
State Sen. Betsy Close, Oregon-008
State Sen. Doug Whitsett, Oregon-028
State Sen. Peter Courtney, Oregon-011
State Sen. Chris Edwards, Oregon-007
State Sen. Betsy Johnson, Oregon-016
State Sen. Jackie Winters, Oregon-010
State Sen. Herman Baertschiger, Oregon-002
State Sen. William Hansell, Oregon-029
State Sen. Diane Rosenbaum, Oregon-021
State Sen. Brian Boquist, Oregon-012
State Sen. Chuck Thomsen, Oregon-026
State Sen. Laurie Monnes Anderson, Oregon-025
When employers steal wages and benefits it hurts everyone:
the workers who don’t get paid, communities robbed of local spending, other workers whose standards are undermined, and taxpayers- because taxes can’t be collected on unpaid wages.

Please vote Yes on SB 612 to close the loopholes on construction labor brokers and protect workers in the construction industry from wage theft.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 200 signatures
    2. The Senate approved the bill and is now headed to the Oregon House chamber for a vote.

    3. Blue Oregon provides some background on the legislation:

    4. Reached 100 signatures
    5. SB 612 passed out of committee this week and is headed to a full vote soon!

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Dannis Hurliman GRANTS PASS, OR
      • over 3 years ago

      A war on the working class is only going to cause a death of local business.

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    • Lisa Reed Guarnero PORTLAND, OR
      • over 3 years ago

      Please do the right thing and pass SB 612 for a just and fair Oregon.

      It hurts everyone when employers steal wages and benefits.

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    • Duncan Baruch PORTLAND, OR
      • over 3 years ago

      Wage theft is an evil thing to do. It must not be allowed.

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