Minimum Wage Hike Approved in San Diego

SAN DIEGO — Supporters of a minimum wage hike in San Diego packed city hall Monday night. Council members bypassed the voters and approved minimum wage increase starting at $9.75 next year to $11.50 by 2017 including five earned sick days. “Not making enough money working both jobs, I’m struggling and I have to live … Continue reading »

Businesses React to Seattle Minimum Wage

EUGENE, Ore. — Seattle’s minimum wage is on the rise. Soon, it will be the highest in the country at $15 an hour. Small businesses in Eugene are split when it comes to the minimum wage debate. Some say they would be willing to pay their employees more of a livable wage, but others say … Continue reading »

Minimum Wage Hike in Seattle

SEATTLE — The Seattle City Council voted 9-0 Monday to raise the minimum wage in the city to $15 an hour. The decision makes Seattle the first major city in the country to take such an action. “It’s a historic moment. It’s been a tough discussion on all sides. It’s been tough on the council … Continue reading »

Fast Food Workers Strike

EUGENE, Ore. — Members of local labor unions joined a global fast food workers strike Thursday. They rallied outside the McDonald’s on Broadway during the lunch hour, calling for higher wages and the right to unionize. Fast food workers in Eugene make $9.10 an hour. For the past year and a half, they’ve been fighting … Continue reading »

260K College Grads in Minimum Wage Jobs

(CNN) — Having a college degree doesn’t guarantee you a high-paying job. About 260,000 graduates made at or below the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per last year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics–that’s the lowest number since 2008. The worst year was 2010 when the number skyrocketed to 327,000. Experts blame the post-recession … Continue reading »

President to Increase Minimum Wage

EUGENE, Ore. — The economy was one of the issues President Barack Obama talked about Tuesday night in his State of the Union Address, specifically, raising the minimum wage for some workers and trying to bridge the gap between how much men and women make. In his speech, the President talked about how upward mobility … Continue reading »

President Issues Executive Order

EUGENE, Ore. — Just hours before his State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama says he’s plans to increase the minimum wage for new federal contract workers. The President’s attempts to increase the nation’s minimum wage through legislation have stalled in Congress and according to his Chief of Staff, he doesn’t want to wait … Continue reading »

Merkley Campaigns to Raise Minimum Wage

EUGENE, Ore. — Senator Jeff Merkley is pushing legislation to raise the federal minimum wage. He wants to increase it by nearly $3 an hour. Right now the federal minimum wage is $7.25, but Merkley hopes Congress will pass legislation that would raise it to $10.10. If passed, it would raise Oregon’s minimum wage by … Continue reading »

Minimum Wage Increase In 2014

Eugene, Ore– When we ring in the New Year, about 100,000 Oregonians will see a boost in their paychecks. The state’s minimum wage is increasing 15 cents an hour to $9.10. The increase is to compensate for inflation. It’s a late holiday gift for thousands of workers. “I’m excited of course, a bigger paycheck is … Continue reading »

Minimum Wage Increasing to $9.10/hr

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 15 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 »

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