$15 Now

Posted by Mike Turner on November 10, 2015

Portland, Ore. — A small group of protesters gathered at O’Bryant Square Tuesday as part of a national push for a $15 minimum wage.

Fast food workers are among those participating in a National Day of Action.

The Holiday Shopping Season Kicks Off in Downtown

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on November 10, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore.– The man with the umbrella at Pioneer Square received a piece of new clothing today…a very ugly sweater.   Several statues around the downtown are wearing sweaters too.  The Portland Business Alliance is hoping you’ll have your picture taken with the statues and shop downtown during the holidays.

Mayor Charlie Hales remarked that 40 new small businesses have opened …

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Not Yet

Posted by Steve Leader on September 10, 2015
Travel Time Sign

Vancouver.Wa– The Washington Department of Transportation says it’s going to be a while longer until their travel time boards are “live” on Clark County freeways.

The signs will alert drivers how many minutes it’ll take to reach freeway intersections in Portland from Interstate 5 and State Highway 14 in Vancouver.

WASHDOT traffic engineer Stan Markuson says one reason for the delay is …

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Gift For Airport Workers?

Posted by Steve Leader on August 20, 2015
Sea Tac Airport

Photo courtesy: b-townblog.com

OLYMPIA, Wash. —  The Washington State Supreme Court today handed a possible victory to  workers at SeaTac Airport.  In a 5-4 ruling the high court expanded the City of SeaTac‘s $15 minimum wage law to include SeaTac Airport.

SeaTac voters approved the law in 2013.  One month later a King County judge ruled it does not apply to SeaTac …

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BOLI Files Complaint Against Beaverton Strip Club

Posted by Jeremy Scott on August 12, 2015

Photo Courtesy: KGW

BEAVERTON, Ore. — Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries Commissioner Brad Avakian has filed a complaint against Stars Cabaret on Southwest Lombard over alleged sex trafficking, harassment and discrimination of minors.

BOLI will determine whether the strip club subjected minors to conditions of employment that constitute sexual harassment under Oregon law.

“No worker—especially a minor—should ever have to face sexual harassment or abuse …

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