Portland City Council Votes $15 Minimum for contractors and workers

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    missing_kskd
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    http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2015/02/20/3625092/portland-15-minimum-wage/

    On Wednesday, the Portland, OR city council voted unanimously to increase the minimum wage for city workers and contractors to $15 an hour, currently the highest minimum wage anywhere in the country.

    They amended the Fair Wage Policy, which sets the floor for about 173 full-time city employees and contractors. Most of the affected workers are janitors, parking attendants, and security workers paid by contractors who are subject to the policy. The wage increase could also trickle out to those who work for third-party vendors that honor the Fair Wage Policy.

    #7017
    missing_kskd
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    Very interesting! Curious as to what the contractors do.

    #7019
    Amus
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    A rising tide floats all boats.

    #7023
    Broadway
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    >>A rising tide floats all boats
    Say…inflation…

    #7027
    missing_kskd
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    The data does not support your opinion.

    #7029
    jerry1949
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    If only Christians had the same faith as those who think the government can create wealth by decree.

    Price controls limit our freedom.

    #7030
    edselehr
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    Poverty limits our freedom.

    And a “free market” will always pay labor as little as it can get away with.

    If corporate power increases and worker power decreases, it becomes easier and easier for businesses to exploit workers.

    Concentrated power, be it political or financial, is always a bad thing.

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