Gorgon gas workers leave country after workers strike over pay increase
It is part of a bigger debate inside the United States over increasing the minimum wage to $10 per hour from $7.25, one of the main targets of U.S. protests over the past five years.
Since 2009, the hourly wage of someone working in the restaurant sector in Washington state has increased by about 20 percent.
The wages paid에그 벳 to waiters, bartenders, cooks and other workers in that area are also up.
“I think it’s a lot easier now to tell someone they should take a salary hike rather than go to work for a living,” said Tom Miller, who heads a group called the Workers’ Choice Project, the country’s largest labor union.
The wage increases are part of a plan implemented by local governments in the area, including King County, to boost pay for workers at state-run facilities and restaurants.
The wage hikes are the latest in a series of attempts by employers to raise the wage in Washington state as a way of gaining financial protection, said state Sen. Scott Gessler, D-Auburn, the sole U.S. Republican on the state’s Economic Development, Jobs and the Economy Committee.
In 2010, a coalition of employers including Boeing, which manufactures the 747-8 jetliner used by passengers at Seattle’s Boeing Field, raised the state minimum wage from $7.35 to $8.25. A더킹 카지노nd in 2013, the state Legislature passed a $10 increase for hourly employees of th실시간카지노e state-run Puget Sound Energy Corporation.
The bill also raises the state’s minimum wage to $11 by the end of 2017, but no minimum wage has been set by Gov. Jay Inslee for the new year.
The increase does not take effect immediately, but the U.S. Department of Labor last month said the minimum wage will increase every three months after July 2014, at which point state law will set it.
‘We didn’t need anyone’s help’
Washington law requires companies that provide food or beverages to employees to offer tips, at least $2 an hour for service staff. Washington state law also requires employers to offer their workers health insurance or pay employees $15 an hour by 2019 to remain in the state.
Gorgon, who was fired last year after two and a half years at the company, said he knew he wanted a raise by the end of January, but didn’t know about state law until last week