2021 Beginning Legislative Priorities

This year, the 2021 legislative agenda was ratified at PCUN’s annual membership convention in December 2020. 


Leading Priorities 

  • Just Enforcement Act (HB 2205) – This act allows workers and worker advocates to bring legal action when state officials lack enforcement capacity. 
  • Farmworker Overtime (HB 2358) – Expanding overtime pay to field and hand harvest farmworkers in Oregon.
  • Leave No Worker Behind (LC 2319) – Boosting wages for low-wage workers by expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit to workers who file taxes without a social security number. 
  • OCAP Implementation – Governor Brown’s Executive Order 20-04 where state agencies are directed to take actions to reduce and regulate greenhouse gas emissions. Read more here.
  • Permanent Rule-Making on Infectious Disease – ensuring farmworkers have a voice in life-saving job safety protocols during this pandemic, and for future health crises to come.  Read more here.


Supporting Priorities

  • Childcare for Oregon (HB2503/SB239) expanding access to childcare, and employment-related daycare.
  • Universal Representation (LC 2786) Community-led statewide affirmative legalization system.

All priorities on Oregon’s Fair Shot Agenda.

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