The Oregon State Association of Letter Carriers has joined the fight for $15 in Oregon! We enthusiastically welcome their endorsement, and we look forward to working with them to bring $15 to the city of Portland and the state of Oregon. Join with us in solidarity and fight for $15!
The following resolution of endorsement for 15 Now PDX and the fight for a $15 minimum wage in Oregon was passed on April 26, 2014 by the Oregon State Association of Letter Carriers in convention:
Whereas, inequalities continue to grow, with the top 1% now taking 95 percent of all new income, and
Whereas, the Oregon minimum wage of $9.10 is insufficient for a family to attain a decent standard of living, and
Whereas, Portland Jobs With Justice has endorsed a campaign to raise the minimum wage in Portland to $15, and
Whereas, unions in Washington state successfully fought for and won a ballot initiative that resulted in a $15 minimum wage in the city of SeaTac, Washington, and
Whereas, unions in Seattle are working within the ‘Working Washington’ coalition to bring the $15 minimum wage to Seattle, and
Whereas, unions in California are spearheading a ballot initiative to raise the minimum wage to $15 in San Francisco, and
Whereas, unions nationally helped spearhead the ‘fight for $15’ by organizing ‘fast food strikes’ that demanded “$15 and a union”, and
Whereas, non-union people across Oregon would be inspired and appreciate the Oregon State Association of Letter Carriers efforts fighting for a higher minimum wage, thus improving the image of unions in Oregon, therefore be it
Resolved that the Oregon State Association of Letter Carriers supports the campaign to raise to $15 the minimum wage in Portland, in Oregon and across the nation, and finally be it
Resolved that this resolution be forwarded to the NALC national convention for concurrence.