by Justin Norton-Kertson Oregon cities and counties can't raise the minimum wage themselves for all workers within their boundaries, but that hasn't stopped local activists and low-wage workers from fighting for $15 at the local level, and it … [Continue reading]
As an independent interest group, 15 Now Oregon educates, advocates, and organizes for a $15 minimum wage.
by Preston Price Burden of Student Debt Student loan debt in the U.S. is at a record high. The national average of student loan debt for the graduates of 2015 is more than $35,000 per student.1 In Oregon, the average loan debt per student is … [Continue reading]
State Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian announced today that there will be no minimum wage increase in Oregon for 2016. The state's minimum wage is tied to the national rate of inflation, and so goes up (or not) every year depending on the national CPI … [Continue reading]
(first published by U.S. Uncut on August 25, 2015) Conservative media claim Seattle’s $15/hour minimum wage is hurting business. The latest evidence proves they couldn’t be more wrong. In 2014, Seattle became the first major metropolitan city … [Continue reading]
The Oregon Center for Public Policy has published a new Basic Family Budget Calculator for the State of Oregon. The new calculator "estimates the income a family needs to secure a safe and decent — yet modest — living standard in the community … [Continue reading]