On July 1, 270,000 working Oregonians earning minimum wage will receive a raise. The Oregon AFL-CIO, the statewide federation of unions, applauds this increase and remains committed to ensuring all workers have a pathway to prosperity.
“We are proud to see Val Hoyle - a lifelong advocate for working people who comes from a union family and shares our values -win the race for Oregon’s Labor Commissioner. She is the leader we need at the Bureau of Labor and Industries to protect workers’ rights, expand registered apprenticeships, and fight harassment and discrimination in the workplace.”
“Janus is simply another blatant attempt to rig the rules of the economy against working people. At a time when income inequality is on the rise, rents are getting higher, and healthcare is treated as a privilege of the wealthy, unions remain the single most important tool workers have to achieve economic freedom. That’s why we are under attack, and that is why we are committed to fighting back and organizing for a brighter future.”
“Today’s data is more than numbers, it tells us a powerful story and gives working people hope for a better future. It’s about workers standing together to bring forward positive change at work. That’s what belonging to a union is about: standing shoulder to shoulder with your coworkers to protect your freedom to find prosperity, to earn a decent living, to have safe working conditions and respect and dignity on the job."