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Industry News

Small business groups launch campaign against wage hike

Feb. 2, 2016 - ORLA

Coalition targets swing district legislators to oppose job-killing, service-threatening plan.

Raise the state lodging tax: Editorial

Jan. 28, 2015 - The Oregonian

The proposal to raise the state lodging tax gives opportunity to market Oregon to the world.

Governor's minimum wage proposal would bring job losses

Jan. 14, 2016 - Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association

ORLA fervently opposes minimum wage proposal without tip credit provision.

Mammoth HR selected as preferred HR provider

Jan. 22, 2016 - ORLA

New partnership provides HR support and consulting to Oregon’s restaurants and lodging companies .

Is It Time to Rethink Gratuity in Restaurants?

Jan. 20, 2016 - Entrepreneur

Bottom-line necessity and common sense are reasons to abolish tipping.

Governor's minimum wage proposal would bring job losses

Jan. 14, 2016 - Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association

ORLA fervently opposes minimum wage proposal without tip credit provision.

ORLA to Legislators: Tip credit must be part of the plan

Jan. 14, 2016 - Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association

The association educates Legislators on why a tip credit is good for Oregon (pdf).

Kate Brown's minimum wage plan pushes for two regions.

Jan. 14, 2016 - The Oregonian

The Governor’s minimum wage plan is to reach $15.52 for Portland and $13.50 everywhere else.

Dietary guidelines released: good news for restaurants

Jan. 7, 2016 - Healthcare.gov

The Guidelines highlight a comprehensive approach for food services in supporting healthy eating patterns.

Analysis: Look for banner 2016 for hotel industry

Jan. 4, 2016 - Hotel Management

The demand for the end of the year is expected to reach levels that haven't been seen since 1981.

Battle over OLCC privatization unites unlikely allies

Dec. 29, 2015 - Willamette Week

AFSCME partners with Beverage PAC to fight grocery-industry funded measure.

Big challenges for small businesses

Dec. 26, 2015 - The Oregonian

Small businesses have reason to enter 2016 with even more trepidation.

Oregon targeted by unions for key minimum wage fight

Dec. 21, 2015 - The Oregonian

SEIU Local 503 started a political action committee dedicated to financing ballot measures.

Statewide meetings discuss facts about the state lodging tax

Dec. 20, 2015 - Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association

ORLA is meeting with members across the state to discuss lodging tax and investments in Oregon's hospitality industry.

Ballot measures, session in Salem on collision course

Dec. 20, 2015 - The Bulletin

Big issues are headed to the ballot set to divide businesses, voters and lawmakers.


Latest Press Releases

Makeshift Minimum Wage Hike Still Kills Jobs, Threatens Services

Feb. 5, 2016 - Defend Oregon Jobs Coalition

Small business groups launch campaign against wage hike

Feb. 2, 2016 - ORLA

Mammoth HR Selected as Preferred HR Provider by ORLA

Jan. 22, 2016 - ORLA

ORLA Opposes Governor's Minimum Wage Proposal

Jan. 14, 2016 - ORLA

ORLA Launches New Health Plan

Dec. 3, 2015 - ORLA

Closed Captioning Imposed Without Regard to Compromise

Nov. 20, 2015 - ORLA

ORLAEF Adopts AHLEI’s Guest Service Gold® to Train Hospitality Employees Statewide

October 5, 2015 - ORLA

Oregon Hospitality Leaders Honored with Statewide Awards

July 22, 2015 - ORLA

Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association Welcomes New CEO

July 21, 2015 - ORLA

Restaurant Neighbor Award Winners To Be Recognized for Community Engagement

July 8, 2015 - ORLA

South Salem H.S. Wins 2015 Oregon Prostart Culinary Championship

February 28, 2015 - ORLA Education Foundation