Oregon growers use various strategies to find and keep the workers that are essential to running a successful nursery.
OAN President Leigh Geschwill discusses the economic dilemma posed by raising Oregon’s minimum wage.
If the price of labor in Oregon continues to escalate well beyond other states, the nursery industry will be at a disadvantage.
Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian announced last week that the minimum wage will remain unchanged next year because the consumer price index (CPI), a measure of inflation and a key economic indicator, was almost unchanged. By law, Oregon’s minimum wage is tied to the CPI. The CPI rose .02 percent, according to annual economic numbers released by the federal government, […]
OAN Executive Director Jeff Stone gains newfound respect for fieldworkers after spending two days working beside them.
Research shows that a worker with healthy diet and exercise habits will be safer in the workplace.
U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Tuesday waved the white flag on a Republican attempt to nix the president’s executive actions on immigration.
The U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives are facing a midnight Friday (Feb. 27) deadline to extend funding for the federal Department of Homeland Security and avert a shutdown of that agency.
The U.S. House of Representatives voted today to allow the deportation of individuals who would otherwise be protected by recent executive branch policies.
Ann Blaker has been named the new executive director of Bienestar, the Hillsboro, Oregon-based nonprofit that owns and operates affordable housing properties serving farmworkers and the working poor.