Mayor Wheeler Issues Statement on Employee Safety

News Article

“We have received reports of illegal and sometimes violent activity in the beginning hours of the strike by Portland City Laborers. While I support the rights of employees to exercise their right to strike legally, aggressive behavior and intimidation of any form is absolutely unacceptable. I will do all I can to ensure that our employees who are working, the public, and City property are protected and safe. I appreciate all the employees of the City and especially those who are showing up to work to ensure our City continues to provide essential services.”