Stronger Unions Could Reduce Income Inequality and Strengthen Oregon’s Economy – Oregon Center for Public Policy

Source: Stronger Unions Could Reduce Income Inequality and Strengthen Oregon’s Economy – Oregon Center for Public Policy

Between 1984 and 2014, the share of Oregon income going to the top 20 percent of earners grew by 22 percent, while the portion going to the bottom 60 percent shrunk by 26 percent.

These trends have occurred at the same time unionization in the state has declined. Between 1984 and 2014, the share of Oregon workers represented by a union declined 40 percent.

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