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 Working America for hiring at a wage of $12.25 an hour with an increase to $15 at 90 days. The editors claim that this apparent inconsistency is evidence that a $15 minimum wage is not practical for our state. 15 Now Oregon hopes that readers will recognize this attack for what it is: an opportunistic attempt to discredit all minimum wage advocacy groups and to distract from the broad support for the $15 ballot measure. [Read more…]