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.
Will you fight for $15?
Support from readers like you helps us grow our movement for economic justice and fight back against big business lobbyists. No one who works should live in poverty. Will you donate today?