Oregon Union News
- “In Oregon, CEOs of S&P 500 companies received, on average, $9,914,132 in total compensation. Alternatively, the average worker pay in 2019 was $48,037.”
- “Given the inept response from the federal administration at each phase of this crisis, Oregon must develop a stronger plan before these situations get worse. We must ensure we can do enough testing and ensure that front-line workers have the PPE that they need, like masks and gowns.”
- On this episode of The Voice of Oregon’s Workers we bring you to a virtual town hall held on July 24 with U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, Oregon AFL-CIO President Graham Trainor, and a panel of frontline workers to discuss why the HEROES Act can’t wait any longer.
- “Health care workers represent more than 10% off Oregon’s COVID-19 cases. So there is a high risk—they’re going to extraordinary lengths to do their jobs and care for us. And we need to make sure that employers are caring for them,” said Kevin Mealy of the Oregon Nurses Association.
- “Since the system is willing to risk our health and safety in the midst of the global pandemic, we must look out for each other,” Oregon State defensive back Jaydon Grant said in a statement. https://www.opb.org/article/2020/08/03/pac-12-football-players-covid-19-coronavirus-concerns-opt-out/
- The Oregon Worker Quarantine Fund will offer up $1,290 in financial support to farmworkers 18 and over who self-quarantine for 14 days after being exposed to the coronavirus regardless of their immigration status.