In the Media

Jul 09

Hotel Construction Trend to Continue

Portland destination travel drives plans for hotel industry growth... From the Oregonian....

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Feb 14

Bloomberg Cites Oregon as State with Best Performing Economy

We've noticed that things have picked up in the local economy.  Now independent analysts are recognizing that Oregon's economic engine has been churning along pretty well.  The Oregonian reviews a Bloomberg study...

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Feb 14

Goodman's to Invest $1.5 Billion in Portland Development

Between a skittish stock market and foreign uncertainties it's a little hard to get a read on the economy.  If local investors are any indication, construction still looks very promising in the the Portland market.  Here's a local story about how the Goodman's are planning to reshape downtown Portland....

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Jan 25

Oregon Convention Center Hotel Clears Hurdles

After intractable opposition from a group of Portland hotel operators, an agreement has finally been reached which clears the way for construction of a new Portland Convention Center Hotel.  The project includes public funding components and labor agreements which will assure many local union construction jobs.  The project should also significantly improve employment for our union's Trade Show professionals by becoming the cornerstone of new OCC Trade Show marketing efforts.  Here's a link to the Oregonian's coverage.

Feb 19

NY Times Op-Ed Piece Reflects Changed Attitude Toward Labor Decline

Sometimes you don't realize the importance of something until you've lost it.  This Op-Ed piece reflects a reassessment of union influence in our economy.

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Dec 06

Real wages for young Americans evaporate inspite of economic recovery

America's young workers continue to lose ground on wages...

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Aug 07

Vanishing Overtime Drags on Economic Growth

The misclassification of millions of American workers prevents them from collecting overtime -and acts as a drag on the economy.

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Aug 06
WPRN Reports: Construction Industry Faces Worker Shortage

Construction Industry Faces Loss of Skilled Workers

We've noted before that population demographics are working against the construction industry (See the link we posted from the AGC website way back in May 2013).  Baby boomers are now retiring at an accelerated rate and the industry is having increasing difficulty  replacing them.  Here's an article that ran today on the PBS website...

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Jul 27

How Much Should You be Making?

Here's a piece of research from the Economic Policies Institute that charts gains in worker productivity against wage rates. These two barometers of economic vitality should be moving together in a progressive economy...

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Jul 01

'Supremes' Again Side with Corporate America

Adverse rulings continue the assault on labor rights

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