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Friday, January 22, 2016
Governor Brown and State Legislatures, We employ and additional 25 staff members during our high season, summer months. These seasonal associates work approx. 1,000 hours during the season, totaling 25,000 hours. With this proposal, my business will take a $25,000 hit in 2017 alone, not to mention the proposed annual increase of an additional $18,000 per year through 2022! Please keep in mind ...read more
Categories: Bill Tracker, Economic, Political
Friday, January 22, 2016
Honorable Governor Brown Chairs Barreto and Holvey and committee members I did get a chance to speak at the hearing last night on raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour. I expressed my concern about where people with disabilities and in particular developmental disabilities will do in the job market with the upcoming changes. The State of Oregon along with every county in Oregon is spending ...read more
Categories: Bill Tracker, Economic, Political
Friday, January 22, 2016
1/15/16 RE: minimum wage Chairs Barreto and Holvey along with committee members I would like to express my concern on the raising of the minimum wage. I own a small construction company in Salem OR with new 23 employees; I started my company with my tool belt and a white Ford Pickup in 2001. When I started my company I developed a business plan that included mentoring and job shadowing to help ...read more
Categories: Bill Tracker, Chamber, Economic, Political
Friday, January 22, 2016
Dear Governor Brown, As an agricultural employer whose payroll roster fluctuates from 22 year-round employees up to 160 for our harvest season, the proposed increase to our minimum wage would hurt us to the degree that we would drastically have to change our business practices. We just celebrated our 90th year in 2015. As a small business, we simply cannot survive with a wage increase such as the ...read more
Categories: Bill Tracker, Political
Friday, January 22, 2016
I am personally opposed to this and other plans to increase the minimum wage, not due to anything professionally related, although I’m sure I could come up with reasons there too. My position is based on what I learned in my economics classes in college, but even before then, when I was working at Dairy Queen to put myself though college (my parents and financial aid also helped fortunately, ...read more
Categories: Bill Tracker, Political
Friday, January 22, 2016
2015 Minimum Wage Backgrounder Oregon’s minimum wage is currently $9.25/hour. It is automatically indexed each year based on Portland consumer price index (CPI). Oregon’s minimum wage is currently $2.00/hour more than the federal minimum wage. Oregon’s minimum wage is the second highest state minimum wage in the US, behind only Washington ($9.47/hour). Oregon minimum wage ...read more
Categories: Bill Tracker, Political
Friday, January 22, 2016
Currently, we do not use minimum wage as a base wage . We generally start new trainees out in the $12/hr. range, and quickly move them up as they gain the necessary experience. This method allows us to transition people from outside of our industry, and train them on our trade, and hopefully get them started in a career. If the minimum wage was raised to $15/hr., it would lessen our ability to ...read more
Categories: Bill Tracker, Political
Friday, January 22, 2016
ORLA FERVENTLY OPPOSES GOVERNOR’S MINIMUM WAGE PROPOSAL A $13.50 statewide minimum wage with a higher rate in Portland results in a minimum of 55,000 job losses for Oregonians who need jobs the most [Jan. 14, 2016 - Wilsonville, OR] – With Governor Kate Brown’s release today of a proposed dual-region minimum wage increase plan, Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association (ORLA) ...read more
Categories: Bill Tracker, Political

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