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Weekly Update: We’re Ready to #RaiseTheWage

We’re Ready to #RaiseTheWage We made great strides this year in the fight for working families in Oregon. Together we passed policies like paid sick leave and retirement security that will benefit hundreds of thousands of working Oregonians. These are major victories that should be celebrated However, the fact remains that hundreds of thousands of […]

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New Raise the Wage Coalition Launches to Raise Oregon’s Wage Floor to $13.50 and Empower Local Communities to Pass Higher Wages

New Raise the Wage Coalition Launches to Raise Oregon’s Wage Floor to $13.50 and Empower Local Communities to Pass Higher Wages Broad coalition of workers, business owners and community leaders releases new report showing that $13.50 is a baseline ‘self-sufficiency’ wage for 29 counties in Oregon Portland, Ore. – Workers, business owners, and community leaders gathered Wednesday in Portland […]

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2015 Oregon AFL-CIO Convention

Oregon AFL-CIO Fifty-Fourth Convention – 2015 The 54th Convention of the Oregon AFL-CIO is scheduled for October 23rd, 24th & 25th, 2015 at The Seaside Civic & Convention Center, 415 1st Ave., in Seaside, Oregon. CONVENTION INFORMATION PAPERLESS CONVENTION – In an effort to save money and reduce our environmental impact, we will only have […]

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Raise the Wage on July 25th

On Saturday, July 25, supporters across the state will be heading into their communities to talk with their neighbors about why raising the minimum wage is important for hardworking Oregonians and their families. We’ll also be asking folks to pledge their support for raising the minimum wage. We need to send a strong message: It’s […]

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Weekly Update: We Can’t Wait

Raising the Wage Cannot Wait On Monday, Governor Kate Brown signed four bills into law that will undoubtedly give Oregon’s workers a much-needed lift. Click here to read Oregon AFL-CIO President Tom Chamberlain break down how workers fared in this year’s legislative session. Missing from this impressive stack of legislation, as President Chamberlain points out, […]

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Legislature ends with mixed reviews

By Oregon AFL-CIO President Tom Chamberlain via Northwest Labor Press  The 2015 Oregon Legislature has ended, but with mixed reviews. Strong leadership from Oregon’s House Speaker Tina Kotek ushered through a package of bills to lift up low-wage workers and address economic inequality. Paid Sick Days: After passing a strong bill last month, nearly half […]

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Weekly Update: Our Work is Far From Over

Oregon’s Legislature Adjourns The 2015 Oregon Legislature adjourned on Monday, ending a productive session with a wide range of wins for Oregon workers. Our work in Salem with the Fair Shot for All coalition focused on five key policy areas: expand access to paid sick days; establish a secure way to save for the future; […]

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Weekly Update: Fast Track Isn’t Over

Is Fast Track Over? No. Unless we keep fighting. Call Congress at 855-712-8441 and ask your Representative to vote NO on Fast Track. Just last week the House of Representatives voted to stall Fast Track. The vote is being heralded as a victory for workers and a testament to what can happen when the labor […]

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