By Steve Hughes (Contact)
To be delivered to: The Oregon Editorial Board
The Oregonian has launched an editorial page campaign against the citizen effort to pass a sick days ordinance that would allow the 80% of low wage working Portlanders to take time off when they or a loved one is ill. Thousands of Portland citizens--and numerous prominent small businesses--have spoken out in support of this ordinance, but you wouldn't know it by reading the Oregonian editorial page lately. In an editorial on January 23rd they quote ONLY the head of the large chain restaurant association as the voice for small business, despite the fact that numerous prominent Portland businesses such as Pine State Biscuits, Neil Kelly, Milagros Boutique and the Hawthorne Auto Clinic have spoken out in support of Earned Sick Days.
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