No minimum wage raise?

Oregon’s minimum wage workers most likely will not see a wage increase in 2010.

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Pending a recalculation, Oregon’s minimum wage is not expected to see an increase next year.

The state’s minimum wage, now $8.40 an hour, will be recalculated next month. An increase would be effective Jan. 1. Inflation, however, is in check, and the Oregon minimum wage is tied to the Consumer Price Index, a measure of U.S. inflation.

Bob Estabrook, a spokesman for the state Bureau of Labor and Industries, says the recalculation won’t be made until the federal government releases August numbers for the index. That’s expected Sept. 16.

Read the full story at the Capital Press.

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