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NEW Videos on Workers’ Rights During the Pandemic

Northwest Workers' Justice Project has teamed up with our friends at Centro de Servicios para Campesinos and PCUN (Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste) to help spread information on workers' rights during these uncertain times of the COVID-19 pandemic. These educational videos cover topics such as health and safety rules, Oregon and federal sick leave law, protections under new emergency sick leave and medical leave, and the expanded unemployment benefits enacted through the recently passed federal stimulus package.

El Proyecto de Justicia para Trabajadores del Noroeste ha juntado con nuestros amigos en el Centro de Servicios para Campesinos y PCUN para difundir información sobre los derechos de trabajadores durante esos tiempos inciertos de la pandemia de COVID-19. Esos videos cubren temas de las reglas de salud y seguridad, la ley del permiso de enfermedad federal y de Oregon, protecciones de emergencia del permiso de enfermedad y el permiso médico, y los beneficios de desempleo ampliados que fueron promulgados por el paquete de estímulo recién aprobado.

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Oregon’s Unions, Workers’ Rights Groups Demand Safe Return to Work Policies as Oregon Reopens

For Immediate Release: May 27, 2020

 Contact:

Kate Suisman

Northwest Workers’ Justice Project

646-942-6659 (cell)

kate@nwjp.org

 

Oregon’s Unions, Workers’ Rights Groups Demand Safe Return to Work Policies as Oregon Reopens

A coalition of groups sent a detailed letter yesterday to all members of the Oregon House, Senate and the Governor’s Office urging immediate action to protect workers as the state reopens.

The letter, which was written by Safe Jobs Oregon, a coalition of organized labor, community groups, legal organizations and others, demands four immediate policy changes to keep workers safe:

  1. Statewide, enforceable COVID-19 workplace standards
  2. A workers’ compensation workplace presumption for all workers with COVID-19.
  3. Additional whistleblower protections to protect workers’ ability to report hazardous conditions.
  4. A remedy of the deficiencies in Oregon’s unemployment insurance, sick and family leave laws.

 The attached letter was sent by Oregon AFL-CIO, Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (PCUN), Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers, Portland Jobs with Justice, Voz Workers’ Rights Education Project, Lomakatsi Restoration Project, Northwest Workers’ Justice Project, Oregon Center for Public Policy, Safe Jobs Oregon, Causa and Service Employees International Union Locals 49 and 503.

 NWJP is a non-profit law firm that represents low-wage workers in employment matters and advocates for stronger, worker-centered policy changes on a local and national level.

Safe Return to Work letter May 2020

Recursos para los trabajadores durante la crisis del coronavirus COVID-19

Mientras que NWJP sigue tomando llamadas y preguntas de la comunidad, los siguientes recursos pueden contestar preguntas urgentes de trabajadores en Oregon.

Tiempo de Enfermedad y Permiso Familiar para COVID-19

VIDEOS:

OregonLawHelp.org:

Departamento de Labor de los EE.UU.:

Agencia de Labor e Industria de OR:

National Partnership for Women and Children:

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Salud y Seguridad en el Lugar de Trabajo para COVID-19

VIDEO:

Administración de Seguridad y Salud Laboral de los EE.UU. (OSHA):

Centro para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades:

Información Adicional en Español:

Consejo de Seguridad y Salud Laboral:

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Derechos de Discapacidad durante COVID-19

Comisión de Oportunidad Igual de los EE.UU.:

Agencia de Labor e Industria de OR:

Derechos de Discapacidad de Oregon:

Sistema de Acomodación de Empleo:

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Seguro de Desempleo por el COVID-19

VIDEO:

Legal Aid Services of Oregon

Departamento de Empleo de Oregon:

Oregon Law Center:

Causa:

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Derechos de Hora y Sueldo durante COVID-19

Agencia de Labor e Industria de Oregon:

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Recursos Adicionales para Trabajadores

Dos Materiales en Español:

  • Informacion para Campesinos: Sus Derechos y Como Protegerse

Otros:

Resources for Workers During the COVID-19 Crisis

Para español, haga clic aquí 

While NWJP continues to take calls and questions from the community, these resources may also answer pressing questions for workers in Oregon.

Sick and Family Leave for Covid-19

VIDEOS:

OregonLawHelp.org:

A Better Balance:

U.S. Department of Labor:

Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI):

Family Values at Work and National Employment Law Project:

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Workplace Health and Safety for Covid-19

VIDEO:

US OSHA:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

OR OSHA

COSH Network

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Disability Rights for Covid-19

US Equal Opportunity Commission:

Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI):

Disability Rights Oregon:

Job Accommodation Network (JAN):

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Unemployment Insurance for Covid-19

VIDEO:

Legal Aid Services of Oregon

National Employment Law Project

Oregon Employment Department:

Causa Oregon:

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Wage and Hour Rights for Covid-19

U.S. Department of Labor:

Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI):

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Additional Resources for Workers

Employment Attorney Christina Stephenson Covid KYR Infographics
(NWJP does not endorse any candidate for office)

Dos materiales en Español  -

Comprehensive information on COVID 19 in 57 languages

Resources for domestic workers at National Domestic Worker Alliance

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