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living wage ordinance Title:North Portland communities want more living wage jobs. Source: Daily Journal of Commerce, Portland (Jan 11, 2008)(462 words) From General OneFile . Document Type:Magazine/Journal Bookmark: Bookmark this Document Library Links: Full Text : COPYRIGHT 2008 Dolan Media Newswires Author Libby Tucker explains in a journal article how living wages affected the North Portland Oregon area. The article states that a local Rep., Chip Shields, met with labor officials to discuss the issue of bringing more living wage jobs to the area. With the rising cost of housing, health care and education, a living wage in the area was about $12.28 an hour for a single person living in Portland, according to a 2007 study by the Seattle-based Northwest Federation of Community Organizations. The issue was that the majority of jobs that were created don't pay that, calling on community leaders to work together to find a solution. Some focuses were policies to prevent outsourcing and money for education and training. Underlying all the concerns raised by the community was the need for better employment opportunities that pay a living wage. At the end of the meeting city officials said that it seemed that living wages were in direct relation with education and training. The article brought up some very strong points as far as what living wage is and how it should be applied. Some workers don’t have the skills to make a living wage but at the same time they are still workers and those jobs are still out there. It is right for them not to make a living wage as compared to someone who is. Isn’t living wage for everyone? I like what this article brought to the table in light that living wage should be for everyone but everyone should have skills in there jobs. I think that living wages are possible as long as the company hiring gives proper training. This would help the company have better skilled workers that are worth the money they pay and workers that are worth the money they work for. Source Citation: "North Portland communities want more living wage jobs." Daily Journal of Commerce, Portland (Jan 11, 2008): NA. General OneFile . Gale. Bay State College. 18 Apr. 2008 <http://find.galegroup.com/ips/start.do?prodId=IPS>. Gale Document Number: A173308319 Title:Economy benefits from high wages, strong unions.(COMMENTARY). Author(s):Richard Risemberg. Source: Los Angeles Business Journal 30.9 (March 3, 2008): p.47(1). (940 words) From General OneFile . Document Type:Magazine/Journal Bookmark: Bookmark this Document Full Text : COPYRIGHT 2008 CBJ, L.P. Author Richard Risemberg a writer for the Los Angeles Business Journal writes about how
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THERE'S been a long run of labor bashing recently in this journal. The harbor commission s clean air plan (described as a ploy to facilitate union organizing) and the city's intent to expand the living wage ordinance have been causing the usual wailing and gnashing of teeth among business folk. And recent articles headlined the formation of a business federation that described
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