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On June 29, 2018, Portland State University (PSU) police officers Shawn McKenzie and James Dewey shot and killed Jason Washington, a 45-year-old black man, U.S. Postal Service worker, and U.S. Navy Veteran, who tried to...

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On May 26, the first day of Ramadan, Portland witnessed one of its most disturbing assaults in recent memory. Destinee Mangum, age 16, and her 17-year-old friend, who is Muslim and wears a hijab, were...

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On April 15, over 60,000 union members and low wage workers in 230 cities across the country walked out of their work places to march, rally and occupy for a $15 minimum wage and a...

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This year’s MLK Day comes in the wake of the explosive #BlackLivesMatter movement, organized by thousands of black youth and allies across the country engaging in direct actions, rallies, and marches challenging police brutality and...

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The confidence of workers is growing nationwide. With bold leadership, 2015 could be the year of $15/hour!...

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Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, John Crawford, and Akai Gurley. These names join Amadou Diallo, Oscar Grant, Sean Bell, Ramarley Graham, and many others not listed here, all victims of racist killings at the...

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Somewhere between the citywide victories for $15 in Seattle and San Francisco lies the “little big city” of Portland, Oregon. While a state preemption law prevents Portland from raising the minimum wage for everyone in...

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15 Now activists in Portland have been holding regular rallies demanding a $15/hour minimum wage. Here is a link to an excellent article describing their recent testimony and protest at the June 11th Portland City...

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By Jesse Lessinger, National Organizer for 15 Now There has never been a better time to get active and help build the movement for a $15 an hour minimum wage.  After decades of stagnating wages,...

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“This is Just the Beginning” The day after Nicholas Caleb lost his bid for Portland City Council on May 20th, a hundred people rallied at city hall demanding a $15 minimum wage. Caleb spoke at...

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