Published on Thursday, December 31, 2015 by Common Dreams by Andrea Germanos, staff writer As the year draws to a close, it’s worth noting a handful of progressive gains that people-power made possible: Feelin’ the Bern Despite the lack of coverage in corporate media about the Vermont Independent and his presidential bit, Sen. Bernie Sanders and his call for […]
Published on Thursday, August 27, 2015 by Common Dreams by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer In what is being described as “one of the biggest labor decisions of the Obama administration,” the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on Thursday expanded its “joint-employer” standard, paving the way for unions to organize on a much broader scale—and striking fear into the hearts […]
By the Oregon Center for Public Policy Oregon’s minimum wage will edge up 15 cents per hour next year to keep up with the rising cost of living. Though welcomed, that increase is not enough to provide families a basic level of economic security, according to the Oregon Center for Public Policy. The new $9.25 […]
In rebuttal to State of the Union, Seattle’s Kshama Sawant challenges key assumptions and policies presented in presidential address
‘This shows that folks are fed up with the way the economy works’
…Oregon minimum-wage workers will enjoy the second highest state minimum wage in the nation. Only the state of Washington will have a higher state minimum wage. Oregon’s northern neighbor, which also automatically increases its minimum wage according to the cost of living, will see its minimum hourly wage rise to $9.19 on January 1.
As of January 1, Oregon will be one of 19 states plus the District of Columbia with a minimum wage above the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour, which is not scheduled to increase.