Today, the Senate Workforce committee is holding a hearing on a proposed statewide Paid Family and Medical Leave legislation. This legislation is the product of intensive work by our Time for Oregon coalition - a group of community advocacy groups, labor organizations, public health organizations, senior groups, children’s groups, and more.
If passed, this legislation will create a statewide paid family and medical leave insurance program that ensures every working Oregonian will have paid time away from work to welcome a new child, to recover from a serious illness, or to care for a loved one who is recovering from a serious illness.
Whether it’s the birth of a child, the serious illness of a spouse, or the end-of-life for a parent - we all need time to care for our families. Caring for a family is important work, and shouldn’t mean losing wages or compromising our economic security. That’s why we need this legislation in Oregon.
Will you take a moment to call or email your legislator to ask them to support a statewide Paid Family and Medical Leave insurance program?
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