New Report Shows $15 is the Right Number for Oregon

Screen Shot 2015-08-10 at 7.48.00 AMINTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW

Across the state, almost three quarters of a million working Oregonians and their families are struggling to survive on poverty wages. Regardless of where you live in Oregon, the current minimum wage of $9.25 is grossly inadequate to support a family. The proposal to raise Oregon’s minimum wage to $15 gives all working Oregonians–both rural and urban–the opportunity to earn a wage that allows them to be self-sufficient, while repealing the state’s minimum wage preemption law will allow the more expensive areas of the state to set a wage the works best for them.

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