Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler offered all city of Portland employees 40 hours of uncontested bereavement leave to mourn 400 years of African-American oppression

Jun 10, 2020

Mayor Ted Wheeler on Monday offered all city of Portland employees 40 hours of uncontested bereavement leave to mourn 400 years of African-American oppression, including the police killings of African-Americans across the country.

Wheeler made the announcement in a June 8 email to city employees. The offer came after more than a week of large protests over police brutality, including the death of African-American George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.

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