Wonderful news, dear fellow Local 555 members! In today’s 11 am session of the Oregon Senate, Bill 828 B (the Fair Work Week bill) was passed with impressively strong bipartisan support. Final vote: 23-6 in favor.
Next step: the Oregon House vote!
This is a truly historic moment: the first of the final steps towards Oregon becoming the first in the country to enact a state law requiring fair scheduling for workers.
UFCW Local 555 and the Active Ballot Club have been spearheading this initiative as the natural next step after our minimum wage push and our first day sick pay legislation in our collective ongoing agenda to improve the lives of all working families. Watch your mail, email, Facebook, and the news for more information as we keep an eye on the bill’s progress through our state government.