The emergency paid sick leave ordinance has been rescheduled and is up for City Council vote this Tuesday, May 12th at 1:30pm. Will you join us and show your support for Oakland frontline essential workers?

We’re disappointed by Oakland’s City Council failure to reach quorum last week and consequently impeding crucial worker protections. Every single day that passes makes a difference in the health and livelihood of our frontline workers, and our community as a whole.

We strongly urge City Council to adopt the following demands from our partners at East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy:

1.) Pass a strong Paid Sick Days law, with no loopholes that requires all employers to provide universal, immediate paid sick leave during a public health emergency.

2.) Protect workers’ livelihoods by ensuring that when it is safe to return to work, they still have a job with a Right to Return policy

3.) Stand up the Department of Workplace & Employment Standards to make worker protections real

We want to thank Councilmember Sheng ThaoCouncilmember Dan KalbCouncilmember Nikki Fortunato Bas and Councilmember Loren Taylor for their continued leadership during these hard times to ensure protection for Oakland’s frontline service workers.
Here are three actions you can take to support Oakland workers:1.) Join the Council meeting and drop an e-comment
Please join us online this Tuesday, May 12th at 1:30PM to urge Oakland City Council to adopt emergency paid sick days for our workers and a right to return to work ordinance immediately. The Council will also vote to set up the City’s Department of Workplace and Employment Standards (DWES), a new city department charged with upholding workers’ rights laws in Oakland. Click here to submit an e-comment between today and Tuesday (e-comment closes at 1:25pm).
2.) Contact the following Councilmembers:
Sample script:
“Hello, I am _______ (a worker/ advocate/ resident / faith leader / etc.) and I live in _______ (area of residency). I am in support of the Emergency Paid Sick Days and Right to Recall ordinance. Essential service workers are taking care of all of us; we need to take care of them/the city should take care of us! Workers need access to immediate paid sick days to help flatten the curve and protect themselves and our community. Workers who’ve been laid off need an assurance that when it is safe to return to work, they still have a job. I’m calling to urge the Council member to vote yes on the emergency paid sick days and right to return ordinance. Thank you.”
General Oakland City Council – [email protected]District 3 – Lynette McElhaney – 510-238-7003 – @LynetteGM – [email protected] District 5 – Noel Gallo – 510- 238- 7005 – @NoelGallo5 – [email protected] District 7 – Larry Reid – 510-238-7007  – [email protected] At Large – Rebecca Kaplan – 510-238-7008 – @Kaplan4Oakland – [email protected] 
3.) Sign the petitionClick here to add your support for Oakland workers