As an independent interest group, 15 Now Oregon educates, advocates, and organizes for a $15 minimum wage.
Both Governor Brown and the Democratic leadership of state legislature have publicly stated that raising the minimum wage is a priority for the 2016 short session, which only lasts for 5 weeks. Unfortunately, there was not a single Oregon legislator … [Continue reading]
Despite having become obvious that legislators will not pass a statewide $15 in Oregon, one thing was made clear at today’s rallies and hearing on raising the minimum wage—$15 still dominates the discussion, and the Fight for $15 isn’t going away … [Continue reading]
In expressing their hesitance or unwillingness to increase the minimum wage to $15 in Oregon, the concern most commonly cited by legislators is that it will hurt small businesses. Since there are so many small businesses it will hurt our economy. … [Continue reading]
by Shamus Cooke While Salem politicians prepare for a seemingly uneventful legislative session, Oregon’s low-wage workers are getting crushed by the rising costs of rent, utilities, food, and other basic necessities. For the over 700,000 … [Continue reading]