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Oregon State Legislature workgroup-scheduling

​Senator Michael Dembrow

Democrat - District 23 - Portland

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1723   
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, S-407, Salem, Oregon 97301 


Scheduling Workgroup

In response to legislation passed during the 2015 session, Senator Dembrow convened a workgroup on Schedules That Work in partnership with Rep. Paul Holvey.  The workgroup will explore various issues around employment scheduling practices.

You can view the roster of the workgroup below, and access documents that have been presented at workgroup meetings.

The workgroup is being staffed by Jan Nordlund, committee administrator.  She can be reached by phone at 503-986-1557 or by email at


  • May 26, 2016, 12:30-2:30
  • June 23, 2016, 12:30-2:30, State Capitol, room 350
  • July 21, 2016, 2:00-4:00, State Capitol, room 257
  • August 18, 2016, 12:30-2:30, State Capitol, room 350
  • September 20, 2016, 11:30-1:30, State Capitol, room 50

Workgroup Members

Invited Participants:


Sen. Michael Dembrow

Sen. Chris Edwards

Sen. Kim Thatcher

Rep. Paul Holvey

Rep. Bill Kennemer

Rep. Greg Barreto

Rep. Barbara Smith Warner

Rep. Kathleen Taylor


Labor & Worker Advocates

Andrea Paluso, Kate Newhall or Lili Hoag, Family Forward

Elvyss Argueta, SEIU Local 503

Jeff Anderson or Beth Cooke, UFCW Local 555

Jennifer Graham, UNITE-HERE

Sami Alloy or Karly Edwards, Oregon Working Families

Andrea Miller, Causa

Graham Trainor, AFL-CIO

Matt Swanson or Elvyss Argueta, SEIU

Christina Stephenson, representing Oregon Trial Lawyers Association


Business Representatives

Amanda Dalton*, NW Grocery Association

Betsy Earls*, Associated Oregon Industries

Bill Perry*, Restaurant and Lodging Association

Bob Russell* (or Jana Jarvis), Oregon Trucking Association

Iris Hodge, Main Street Alliance

Marshall Coba, Convergys

Shawn Miller*, Portland Business Alliance

Jenny Dresler*, Oregon Farm Bureau


Bureau of Labor and Industries

Paloma Sparks


*Formally withdrew from the work group on June 1, 2016



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