Hired on June 20th and just hit my year, so I am making $10.70 right now. Oregon minimum wage goes up to $11.25 on July 1st at the start of the fiscal year, so effectively I only get that raise for 11 days and then I'm back to Oregon's bottom wage. With the current contract I get $0.50, $0.50, then $1.00 raises every three years on my seniority date, after CoL increases in Feb. Looking into the future, Oregon's M.W. will be $12.00 in 2018 and $12.50 in 2019. So I likely won't be above M.W. until after my 3rd year. Minimum Wage Rate Summary I'm contacting my local on Monday, but am I just boned for getting hired at the wrong time? I'll be making less than other hourlies I have more seniority over.