Unionized Workforce is a Ray of Hope Amid Economic Gloom

Chuck Sheketoff

For the typical Oregon worker, this Labor Day arrives at a time of stagnant wages, wide income inequality and scarce jobs.

But against this gloomy backdrop, a ray of hope exists in the share of the state’s workforce belonging to a union and the positive effects of unionization, especially for low-income workers.

Read the OCPP news release Unionized Workforce is a "Ray of Hope" Amid Economic Gloom which has links to the new, short (eight pages plus one-page executive summary) report Gloomy Days, But a Ray of Hope, for Oregon Workers (PDF) from OCPP.

Besides wage and job scarcity data, the report also includes data on income inequality, corporate profits and CEO pay in Oregon.

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