Updated: Jul 7, 2022
On this month’s episode of The Voice of Oregon’s Workers, we’re 3 weeks into the 2022 legislative session and things are moving very quickly. Like we discussed last month, this is the “short session” in Oregon which only lasts for a maximum of 35 days and that means we’re in a pressure cooker of a legislature right now.
Joining us for this month’s podcast is State Representative Dacia Grayber, a union firefighter who represents House District 35 and who was named the 2020-2021 Oregon AFL-CIO Freshman of the Year for her leadership and advocacy on behalf of Oregon’s workers in the legislature.
As Vice-Chair of the powerful House Business and Labor Committee, she was a true leader on pro-worker policies, creating regional firefighter apprenticeships to help diversify the workforce, and ensuring Oregon’s response to COVID-19 and future public health emergencies does not leave front-line workers behind.