Jun 12,2007 00:00
Workers’ Bill Clears House With Broad Bipartisan Support
SALEM, Ore. —The Oregon House on Monday gave broad bipartisan approval to a bill giving child care providers in Oregon the right to collectively bargain with the State of Oregon.
“With this bill, we support an industry that supplies 52,000 Oregon jobs, $6 billion in sales and $2 billion in income annually,” said State Representative Tina Kotek (D-N/NE Portland). “With this vote we’ve given Oregon’s child care providers a powerful voice to shape what we do in this state for our children.”
“Oregon’s working parents can only provide employers with their best when they are assured that their children are safe and secure when they are away,” said State Representative Debby Boone (D-Cannon Beach). “This bill is one of the most important things we can do this session that’s good for our kids and good for our economy.”