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Group Offers Competing Minimum Wage Proposal For Oregon

By Jim McCoy Wed 22nd July Newsminimum wage

A divide is emerging among groups that want to raise Oregon's minimum wage that could lead to competing proposals on the 2016 ballot.

A group of labor unions and liberal activist groups said Wednesday it will push to set the wage floor at $13.50 while allowing cities to go higher.

Organizers of the Raise the Wage Coalition say their primary goal is to convince sRead More »

Group Launching $15 Oregon Minimum Wage Initiative

By Jim McCoy Fri 17th April News15 Now Oregonminimum wage

A Portland-based activist group has filed paperwork for a ballot measure boosting the statewide minimum wage to $15.

The group, 15 Now Oregon, revealed plans Friday for a statewide campaign next year. It proposes gradually raising the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2019.

Oregon currently has the nation's second-highest wage floor at $9.25 an hour.Read More »

Oregon Legislature Considers Minimum Wage Hike

By Jim McCoy Tue 14th April Newsminimum wageOregon legislature

The Oregon Legislature is opening debate about several proposals to boost the minimum wage as high as $15 an hour.

Legislative committees held three hearings on the idea Monday but took no formal action.

Raising the minimum wage is hugely popular with voters and interest groups on the left, but it's far from clear whether it has sufficient support in the LegislatRead More »

Multnomah County Employees Get $15/Hour Minimum Wage

By Jim McCoy Fri 5th December Newsminimum wageMultnomah County
Oregon's largest county has adopted at $15 minimum wage for its employees. The Multnomah County Board of Commissioners approved the wage hike on Thursday. It will be phased in over the next three years. The county agreed to the minimum wage as part of its new contract with union workers.Read More »

Oregon's Minimum Wage Goes Up to $9.10 On January 1

By Jim McCoy Fri 27th December Newsminimum wage
The state Bureau of Labor and Industries says about 98,000 workers in Oregon will get a pay raise when the minimum wage goes up on Jan. 1. It's a 15-cent an hour hike, from $8.95 to $9.10. The Register-Guard reports ( Oregon will have the nation's second-highest minimum wage behind Washington.Read More »

Oregon's Minimum Wage To Increase

By Jim McCoy Mon 17th September Newsminimum wage

Oregon's minimum wage is going up to $8.95 an hour. State Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian announced the 15-cent increase Monday. The raise takes effect Jan. 1.
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