Fast Food and Minimum Wage

Fast food workers across America protested on Thursday in favor of raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Although nobody in Eugene was protesting, plenty of customers and workers had opinions on the subject. One McDonalds customer thought the workers make an appropriate amount for their job, “if you’re working at a fast food … Continue reading »

Minimum Wage to Increase in January

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon Labor and Industries commissioner Brad Avakian announced Tuesday that the state minimum wage will increase to $9.10 on January 1. That’s up $0.15 from this year. There are 98,000 workers in Oregon who make minimum wage. For an employee who works 30 hours a week, it comes out to an extra … Continue reading »

New Oregon Laws in 2013

SALEM, Ore. — The year 2013 kicks off a new year for all of us and also lays down some new laws. Some of those bring new perks, while others carry restrictions. These laws should come as no surprise; lawmakers gave approval earlier this year. Tuesday is the first day many will be enforced. Starting … Continue reading »

Oregon’s Minimum Wage Rises 15 Cents

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon’s lowest-paid workers will get a raise this new year starting Jan. 1, when a 15-cent increase to the state’s minimum wage takes effect. Starting Jan. 1, the increase from $8.80 to $8.95 per hour will mean an extra $312 a year for families with one full-time minimum wage worker. Oregon will … Continue reading »

Minimum Wage Set to Increase in 2013

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Starting January 1, 2013 minimum wage will be raised to $8.95, $0.15 more than the current rate. Minimum wage advocates say the hike is crucial to keep the lowest tier of workers from falling behind. “Every little bit helps,” said Jake Babcock, an employee at Papa’s Pizza. Babcock makes $8.90 now, $0.10 … Continue reading »

Employers React to Minimum Wage Hike

EUGENE, Ore. — Not everyone is thrilled about Oregon’s minimum wage hike. Some businesses owners say this affects their side of the bargain. This is something business owners here in Oregon see every year, but they say they never know how much it’s going to be, and each year minimum wage goes up, they have … Continue reading »

Minimum Wage to Increase Next Year

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Starting January 2013 minimum wage workers will earn $8.95 an hour, a $0.15 raise from the current rate. Oregonians voted back in 2002 to raise minimum wage when the Consumer Price Index went up. State officials say the index did increase this year by a small percentage, prompting the rise of minimum … Continue reading »

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