Local economists gathered Tuesday at Portland State University to express support for a $15 minimum wage for Oregon and nationally. Speakers included professors Mary King and Robin Hahnel from PSU, and Martin Hart-Landsberg from Lewis and Clark. … [Continue reading]
As an independent interest group, 15 Now Oregon educates, advocates, and organizes for a $15 minimum wage.
In the wake of victories for $15 in Los Angeles and for fast food workers in New York, momentum for a statewide $15 minimum wage in Oregon continues to build. Signature gathering for the ballot is expected to begin in the coming … [Continue reading]
INTRODUCTION 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 … [Continue reading]
ECONOMISTS IN SUPPORT OF A $15 U.S. MINIMUM WAGE AS OF 2020 We, the undersigned professional economists, favor an increase in the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour as of 2020. The federal minimum wage is presently $7.25, and was most recently … [Continue reading]
Today Raise the Wage Oregon announced a campaign for a statewide minimum wage of $13.50 and the repeal of the preemption law so that cities and counties can raise their own minimum wages. 15 Now Oregon responded that anything less than $15 is not … [Continue reading]