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|Subject: Union continues to hurt economy||Date: 10/5/2012 11:48 AM|
|Author: fleg9bo||Number: 647168 of 861375|
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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