Oregon has one of the highest minimum wages in the country, currently $10.25 per hour. When state lawmakers approved the increase in 2016, there were worries, chiefly in the business community, that the higher wage would cost people jobs.
It may already have. McDonald’s is adding self-order kiosks to some stores in Oregon, including at least one owned by Oregon state Rep. Janelle Bynum, D-Clackamas. Bynum and her husband own four Oregon McDonald’s, and the Oregon City one has shiny new self-order kiosks.