Oregon minimum wage workers to get raises

Portland Business Journal:

When Jan. 1 hits, cost-of-living hikes will boost Oregon’s minimum wage by 15 cents.

The new rate, of $8.95 per hour, would mean an extra $312 a year, according to the Silverton-based Oregon Center for Public Policy.

Oregon voters had approved a measure tying the state’s minimum wage to cost-of-living increases in 2002.

“Strengthening the buying power of low-wage workers is especially critical in this economic climate,” said Chuck Sheketoff, the Center’s executive director, in a release.…

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