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Subject:  Union continues to hurt economy Date:  10/5/2012  11:48 AM
Author:  fleg9bo Number:  647168 of 846927

Oregon's economy again impacted by Port of Portland dispute in August, U of O index shows

A Port of Portland labor dispute impacted the state's economic growth for the second straight month in August, a new University of Oregon index shows.

The Oregon Measure of Economic Activity climbed that month to an above-average growth rate. But the gains would have been steeper if not for an ongoing dispute that led ships to bypass Portland, according to a statement issued by U of O economist Tim Duy.

The longshoremen's union is outsourcing jobs to other states. I thought outsourcing was a bad thing.

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