Minimum Wage Increase Impacts Businesses

MEDFORD, Ore. — Starting January 1st, minimum wage in Oregon jumped 15 cents from $9.10 to $9.25 an hour – making it the second highest minimum wage in the nation. Several local businesses already pay their employees above minimum wage, but this paycheck boost is going to affect close to 150-thousand workers that are paid minimum … Continue reading »

Oregon Minimum Wage Goes Up Again

SALEM, Ore. — Thousands of Oregonians will be getting a boost in their paycheck starting next year. Labor officials announced Wednesday they’re raising the state’s minimum wage to $9.25, up from $9.10, starting January 1. Minimum wage employees working 30 hours a week will get $234 more next year. Officials say it will help workers keep … Continue reading »

Merkley and Wyden Discuss Minimum Wage

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden visited a Portland grocery store Friday to talk about low wages among Americans. They say it is part of an effort to get congress to pass the Fair Minimum Wage Act, which would raise the national minimum wages to $10.10 an hour. It would also … Continue reading »

Minimum Wage to Increase

MEDFORD, Ore. — Minimum wage workers in Oregon are less than a week away to a raise thanks to the state. Beginning on January 1st, Oregon minimum wage will increase fifteen cents per hour to $9.10. The changes is projected to impact nearly 100,000 Oregonians. The increase has opposition from business owners, but some workers … Continue reading »

Oregon Minimum Wage Increases In 2013

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon will also be one of 10 states to put a new, higher minimum wage into effect for 2013. As of the New Year, it will go up 15 cents, to $8.95. According to the National Employment Law Project, Rhode Island workers will see the hike. Washington will soon have the highest … Continue reading »

Oregon Minimum Wage To Increase

MEDFORD, Ore. – Around 100,000 Oregon workers will be getting a bump in pay on January 1st, as the state increases the minimum wage again. Beginning next year, minimum wage workers will make $8.95 an hour, that’s a 15 cent increase from this past year, the change will affect an estimated 96,000 employees in Oregon. The … Continue reading »