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Portland needs Paid Sick Days!
  • Petitioned Nick Fish

This petition was delivered to:

Commissioner, City of Portland
Nick Fish
Commissioner, City of Portland
Steve Novick
Commissioner, City of Portland
Dan Saltzman
Mayor, City of Portland
Charlie Hales
Commissioner, City of Portland
Amanda Fritz

Portland needs Paid Sick Days!

    1. Danae Davison
    2. Petition by

      Danae Davison

      Portland, OR

Being able to take time off work to recover from being sick is extremely important -- especially during times of massive flu outbreaks like we have right now. If people are sick they should be resting and recovering -- not spreading illness to coworkers or customers and potentially making themselves sicker. Paid sick days should be a basic right of all employees, and now Portland has the opportunity to keep our community healthy.

My husband and I both work full time, and paid sick days have made a major difference for our family. When my son is sick, one of us needs to stay home with him to help him get better. It shocks me that many families can't take days off and are forced to send their children to daycare and school before they are ready, and that workers have to weigh their health -- and the health of those around them -- against requesting a day off they might not be able to afford.

Commissioner Amanda Fritz just introduced an important proposal that would mean all workers in Portland are able to stay home when they are sick, and the Portland City Council will vote on the proposal soon. Our city commissioners need to hear from Portlanders who want to keep our community healthy.

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    1. We did it!

      Danae Davison
      Petition Organiser
      Portland City Council votes unanimously to approve sick leave policy

      After months of discussion, the Portland City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to approve an historic -- if also divisive -- ordinance that mandates area businesses have an earned sick time policy. "This is an historic moment for human rights in america," said Commissioner Amanda Fritz. "I believe in my hear this is right ..

    2. Reached 1,000 signatures

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    • Donald Leap PORTLAND, OR
      • about 1 year ago

      It's for public health and safety.

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    • Carissa Montanez PORTLAND, OR
      • over 1 year ago

      It isn't fair for employees for work while sick. This limits the ability to show their best work.

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    • Michael Murray PORTLAND, OR
      • over 1 year ago

      I am a teacher and often catch illnesses from my students. I am thankful that I have paid sick days.

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    • emily herbert PORTLAND, OR
      • over 1 year ago

      Contagion is a real public health issue.

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    • Paul Himmelman PORTLAND, OR
      • over 1 year ago

      Like a hole in the head. Same thinking as believing that a restaurant busser with four kids should be paid enought to support his whole family!

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