Local Labor Launches Minimum Wage Fight

Local labor advocates are planning to highlight the national battle for an updated minimum wage by staging discussions and a demonstration in Portland, Oregon this weekend. The efforts are being sponsored by the AFL-CIO and the local Jobs With Justice Coalition and take place against a national effort to update the minimum wage to reflect current living costs.

The Portland efforts will launch at 10:30 am, Saturday, November 15 with a free breakfast followed by a discussion of the goal to establish a new $15 per hour minimum wage.  The meeting will take place at the AFL-CIO office in Portland.  Organizers are planning to follow the meeting with a 1 pm Demonstration at Portland City Hall to express support for workers who cannot survive under current wage structures.  Everyone is invited to support those that all too often don't have a voice in their workplace.