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]
As an independent interest group, 15 Now Oregon educates, advocates, and organizes for a $15 minimum wage.
Originally published by Oregonians for 15 (Salem, OR) -- Yesterday it was announced that the $15 minimum wage ballot initiative that was filed by Oregonians for 15 has enough valid signatures to qualify for a ballot title. The coalition of labor … [Continue reading]
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]
Poverty wages prevent children from getting the most out of their education. Here's why the Portland Association of Teachers supports a $15 minimum wage for Oregon. By Gwendolyn Sullivan Every day teachers across our state see the devastating … [Continue reading]
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]