Statements about Workers

Monica Wehby and Jason Conger are "causing devastating consequences" for nearly 23,000 Oregonians looking for work.

Says a group "estimates that the annual cost to Oregon taxpayers for government services to illegal aliens, after any income tax revenue from them, is $1 billion."

Says paid family leave is "a program that is standard in all but five nations around the world."

Says Oregon’s high minimum wage is the reason why "by 2011, Oregon's restaurants employed an average of only 13.8 workers, or 2.6 fewer employees than they did before the state's minimum wage began rising above the federal level in 1997."

Says "PPS employees have paid their own PERS contributions for many years."

Says "Did you know that the #KeystoneXL project is expected to create 20,000 American jobs, including more than 800 in Oregon?"

Says "Bruce Starr voted to throw 6,000 Oregonians off unemployment."

Unemployment among Oregon high school graduates aged 18 to 20 increased more than 200 percent from 2008 to 2011, while the U.S. average increased only 30 percent.

Says, "Less than half of all states have legal protections on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, despite the fact that LGBT Americans report employment discrimination and unemployment at much higher rates than the U.S. average."

Says he "is the only candidate in the race for Clackamas County Chair who will refuse to join the Public Employees Retirement System."

Says "my advocacy questioning contracting out in Parks … delayed and altered the renewal of the Brooks contract, and reduced the number of contracted employees in Parks from over 100 to fewer than 40."

"Oregon’s per capita income is 9 percent below the national average and getting worse. This is a state that’s actually getting poorer."

"The Public Employee Retirement System is making more millionaires than the Oregon state lottery."

In September, the Department of Business and Consumer Services enacted a sudden 39% workers' compensation premium assessment by rule with little notice to the public.

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