minimum wage en Senator Merkley Proposing $10.10 Minimum Wage <p>Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley spoke to constituents outside Kiva Grocery in Eugene today (Friday) to talk about the country’s income gap. He hopes to fight growing inequalities with a couple of pieces of legislation.</p><p>Senator Merkley hopes to raise the federal minimum wage. He says he’s co-sponsoring a bill that would increase it to $10.10 an hour over two years. The law would also include a yearly cost of living increase, which the senator says is critical:</p> Sat, 11 Jan 2014 00:05:15 +0000 Karen Richards 6245 at Senator Merkley Proposing $10.10 Minimum Wage Oregon's Minimum Wage Set To Increase in 2014 <p>Nearly 100,000 Oregonians will see an increase in their wages beginning January 1<sup>st</sup>. Those making the current $8.95 will soon be making $9.10 an hour.</p><p>Legislation passed in 2002 matches the State’s minimum wage to the Consumer Price Index. The increase is projected to generate more than $20 million in new economic activity. Charlie Burr is the Communications Director for Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries. He says most small business owners don’t complain about the increase.</p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 22:42:06 +0000 Desmond O'Boyle 5454 at Oregon's Minimum Wage Set To Increase in 2014