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Wed Mar 29, 2017, 10:27 PM

Oregon House OKs equal pay bill as parties squabble

GOP claims Democrats opposed protecting veterans

SALEM, Ore. - Oregon House Republicans blamed the Democrats Tuesday for rejecting a GOP minority report to HB 2005 that would have made it illegal to pay military veterans unequal pay for equal work. But the Democrats said that wasn't the issue.

HB 2005 MRA was voted down on a 29-31 vote.

“Oregon workers deserve equal pay for equal work,” said Rep. Jodi Hack (R-Salem). “But as we continue the conversation on how to best protect Oregonians from wage discrimination, we need to make sure that our veterans do not get left behind.

"It is no secret that our vets sometimes have difficulty adjusting to the civilian workforce after they have concluded their service. The least we can do is make sure that when they do find a job, they are paid fairly for their work.”

Read more: http://www.ktvz.com/news/oregon-house-narrowly-rejects-adding-veterans-as-protected-class/421165461

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LiberalFighter Mar 2017 #1

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Wed Mar 29, 2017, 11:29 PM

1. What other protection do veterans need?

Haven't they already provided veterans an adjustment to civilian life? Why should only veterans get pay protection?

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