Is it time for a new minimum wage fight in Oregon?

Father with daughter on his shoulders holding a Fight for $15 protest sign.

Is it time for a new minimum wage fight in Oregon?

Father with daughter on his shoulders holding a Fight for $15 protest sign.
On July 1, workers in one region of Oregon achieved what once seemed an inspired goal. The minimum wage in the Portland metro area — not in the rest of the state — crossed the $15 an hour level.

Is it time for a new minimum wage fight in Oregon?

 

On July 1, workers in one region of Oregon achieved what once seemed an inspired goal. The minimum wage in the Portland metro area — not in the rest of the state — crossed the $15 an hour level. But this milestone arrived more than a decade after workers across the country began demanding a $15 an hour minimum wage.

In this episode of Policy for the People, we examine how much actual progress Oregon’s minimum wage workers have made since the legislature established a new minimum wage law seven years ago.

We finish with a brief discussion on a big win for Oregon’s most vulnerable children: the legislature’s decision to establish the Oregon Kids’ Credit, a new state child tax credit.

 

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