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FEB 06, 2016 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Lincoln City Council votes to collect overpayment of wages

After former auditor Mary Marvel was fired from her duties in the fall over bookkeeping errors, council member Karen Daly was assigned to help draft the 2016 budget before an early October deadline. Attorney Justin Hagel, of the Vogel Law Firm, said he is studying a claim made by Daly that the mayor restricted her access to the city office ...

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FEB 05, 2016 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Minimum wage hike gains momentum in Legislature

(AP) — A handful of state senators handed down their first decision on raising Oregon's minimum wage on Friday by narrowly favoring a bill that would increase wages in a three-tiered system. The proposal would raise the state's current $9.25 an hour minimum by 50 cents in metro Portland and a group of counties that include Salem and Eugene starting ...

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FEB 05, 2016 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Stocks move solidly lower following weak jobs report

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks were solidly lower in mid-afternoon trading Friday after a report showed that U.S. job creation slowed last month. Investors sold energy and consumer discretionary stocks as oil prices declined and investors continued to worry that the risk of the U.S. economy slipping into recession, while low, is growing. U.S. employers added 151,000 jobs in last ...

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FEB 05, 2016 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Fed court issues $385K judgment against blueberry growers

The U.S. Department of Labor filed suit, and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington entered a consent judgment in favor of the government on all counts. Thursday's ruling requires the Walla Walla County growers to pay $385,318 in unpaid wages and damages to pickers and packing shed workers.

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FEB 05, 2016 - Forbes

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As I've Been Saying: Full Employment Is The Workers' Best Friend, Not The Minimum Wage

For several years now there's been much awailin' an' a 'nashin' of the teeth over the fact that wages don't seem to be going up very much. Those already earning good money were seeing their wages rising but those down at the bottom of the pile were not. This was [...]

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