BUILDING THE 21ST CENTURY MIDDLE CLASS: MINIMUM WAGE

Jan 2015-March 2016 Our 2015 focus was the growing share of low wage workers who could not earn enough to support themselves without a strong public safety net. In partnership with Northwest Health Foundation, we provided the data, policy analysis, and community conversation needed to develop innovative policy that responds to the realities of Oregon's economy – including costs of living, median income, and regional labor markets. 

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