Oregon Needs a Raise!
Rally at the Capitol Building
Saturday, Jan. 24, Noon—1 pm in Salem, OR
Bills for a $15 minimum wage are being introduced in the State House and Senate for the 2015 session. Low-wage workers, union members, faith and community allies — ALL OUT for $15 !
1 pm March to local low-wage employer
2pm-3pm Statewide 15 Now Gathering
at the nearby First Congregational Church, 700 Marion St NE Salem, OR.
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Original Post> http://www.willamettelive.com/2015/news/fighting-15-fairness-rally-capitol/
A rally in support of bills in Oregon legislature that hope to raise the minimum wage is happening Saturday, January 24 on the steps to the capitol.
"Walmart made $17 billion in profit in 2013 and their CEO earns $6,898 per hour, 779 times the average worker's wage," the group's site, 15nowpdx.org, says. Meanwhile, "workers make minimum wage or close to it, and live in poverty... With such high profit margins and ridiculously high salaries for those at the top, such companies can easily afford to pay a $15 minimum wage."
Last year in Washington State, the cities of SeaTac and Seattle approved a raise of the minimum wage to $15/hour, and in Portland, hundreds rallied in Portland to support Oregon Walmart workers who walked out over Thanksgiving.
15 Now Portland argues that raising the minimum wage puts more money in the hands of those who have to spend all the money they make, and thereby benefits all levels of society.
More than 1,400 bills were introduced into the Oregon legislature on January 12, and at two are Democrat efforts to increase the minimum wage.
15 Now Oregon Rally at the Capitol
Saturday, January 24 Noon
Oregon State Capitol steps
900 Court Street NE, Salem