As an independent interest group, 15 Now Oregon educates, advocates, and organizes for a $15 minimum wage.

$15 or Bust in Oregon

Photo by Mark Colman

by Nicholas Caleb Oregon's minimum wage debate has been mired in the failure of our state and local governments to take responsibility for lifting working Oregonians out of poverty. Given this context, many were surprised to hear about Oregon … [Continue reading]

15 Now Grades Oregon’s Legislators


Now that the legislative session is over, 15 Now Oregon has assessed legislators' actions on raising the minimum wage. Because Democrats campaigned on raising the minimum wage-- and subsequently gained a huge majority in Salem -- the grades below are … [Continue reading]

Oregonian Editors Miss the Mark

Members of Laborers Local 483, one of more than 100 groups that have endorsed a $15 minimum wage, rally in front of Portland City Hall. Photo by Sam Caravana of the Oregonian

The Oregonian editorial board is desperate to discredit the groundswell of support for the $15 minimum wage ballot measure. In a July 6 editorial titled Minimum Wage Advocates Struggle to Walk the Talk, the Oregonian castigates the advocacy group … [Continue reading]