Workers’ rights hearing highlights exploitation of immigrant carpenters with testimonials 

Over the past five years, the State of Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries has received 148 prevailing-wage complaints and claims worth $1.12 million in Multnomah County alone, according to Portland Jobs with Justice.

In late July, Portland Jobs with Justice hosted a Workers’ Rights Board hearing to discuss wage theft and other exploitation experiences by Portland Latinos and immigrant wood framer carpenters.

Portland Jobs With Justice is a coalition of over 100 labor unions, community, faith and student organizations that fight for economic, racial, gender and immigrant justice. The Workers’ Rights Board is a project of Portland Jobs with Justice, and helps build support in the community for workers seeking to improve their working conditions.

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