Friday, January 9, 2015

Request for nominations to the Executive Council

January 9th, 2015

On Thursday, researchers from the University of Oregon’s Labor Education and Research Center and Department of Sociology released The High Cost of Low Wages, a new report that details the economic reality for Oregon’s low-wage workers in the post-recession economy. 
The report found that over 400,000 Oregonians – roughly 25 percent of the state’s entire workforce  – are employed in low-wage work. Further, about one in seven Oregon workers receive public assistance. 
The report offers new data on the costs of public assistance low-wage workers in Oregon must rely on to make ends meet and how taxpayers are supporting a new form of corporate subsidy to the largest companies employing low-wage workers in the state.

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