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February 1st, 2022

Portland council will consider whether to restore hazard pay for workers

The Portland City Council will consider whether to bring back emergency hazard pay for workers while the city’s mask mandate remains in effect.

“It’s not a perfect solution. It’s not a permanent solution,” said Councilor Victoria Pelletier, who is sponsoring a hazard pay amendment to the mask ordinance. “But it’s at least something so that we can have hazard pay for individuals we expect to show up to work while we work on raising the minimum wage.”