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Report Highlights "Woes and Wishes" for Workers This Labor Day

September 4, 2009

Report Highlights "Woes and Wishes" for Workers This Labor Day

This Labor Day Oregon workers confront near record-high unemployment, falling wages and a safety net with holes. That's the assessment of the latest economic data in a report by the Oregon Center for Public Policy. Current economic woes follow on the heels of an economic expansion that saw income inequality grow further and wages for most Oregon families stagnate or shrink. There's not much for workers to celebrate this Labor Day, but Oregon can begin to lay a path toward shared economic prosperity by adopting the right policies Read the news release Report Highlights "Woes and Wishes" for Workers This Labor Day. Click here for a PDF copy.

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