Officials may re-evaluate Oregon minimum wage

Officials may re-evaluate Oregon minimum wage

Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian wants to re-assess the state's minimum wage to ensure workers remain above the federal poverty line.

Oregon’s minimum wage this year is $9.10 per hour, second in the nation only to Washington’s $9.32. They are among 11 states that link annual increases in the minimum wage to inflation. Twenty-one states and Washington, D.C., have higher minimums than the federal rate, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

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+2 #1 RE: Officials may re-evaluate Oregon minimum wageGuest 2014-02-20 19:08:01
Where does he expect the increase in funds to come from? Does Mr. Avakian not realize that businesses will have to increase prices and/ or lay off workers to be able to support these increases? And then there will be a higher unemployment rate and people will not be spending money which will tak it's toll on the local economy.
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