Protecting Workers & Consumers

When out of state companies and corporate bullies refuse to play by the rules, Nick has been standing up for workers and consumers. That’s why Nick has been endorsed by the Oregon Consumer League and unions representing tens of thousands of working families.

  • Nick Sponsored Measure 26-194 – ensuring that companies like Airbnb and HomeAway pay the same lodging tax as local mom-and-pop bed and breakfasts.
  • Nick voted to require short-term rental companies to disclose the names and addresses of their hosts, so we can make sure their guests are safe.
  • Nick pushed Council to issue subpoenas to Uber, requiring them to share information about their corporate practices and use of technology to evade regulators.
  • Nick continues to advocate for common-sense regulations to make sure local consumers are safe in the new sharing economy – through simple requirements like smoke detectors in Airbnb rentals, and adequate insurance and strong background checks for Uber drivers.

Nick has been fighting to ensure a level playing field for all Portland businesses, while holding out of state corporations accountable.
— Steve Unger, Lion and Rose Victorian Guest House