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February 1st, 2022

Workers hold rally to call on Portland to reinstate hazard pay

Portland City Councilors are being asked to reinstate hazard pay for minimum wage workers.

The hazard pay ended last month when the council terminated the COVID-19 pandemic state of emergency.

In 2020, Portland voters approved a new minimum wage that included a hazard pay provision for essential workers during a state of emergency.