PERS Calculator Update for SEIU 503

SEIU Local 503 is Oregon’s largest public services and care provider union, representing 72,000 people and 500 different job descriptions. SEIU retained Anderson Economic Group to provide the underlying calculations for an online pension benefit calculator that allows SEIU members to estimate their future retirement benefits upon retirement. We reviewed pension benefit formulas for PERS, […]

Compensation Comparison for Oregon’s State Universities

The Service Employees International Union Local 503 (SEIU) is a public sector union that operates in Oregon. SEIU retained Anderson Economic Group to conduct a study comparing public sector higher education employee compensation with that in state and local government and nonprofit higher education in Oregon. We analyzed data from the University of Oregon’s job […]

January: Cristina Benton’s commentary on the employment report

In the latest employment report, the unemployment rate ticked upward 0.1 percentage points to 4.0 percent in January. Despite the 35-day government shutdown, most federal employees were counted as employed during the period due to receiving pay during the January 12th survey week. The Latino unemployment rate edged up to 4.9 percent in January, while […]

After layoff news, GM workers worry about their ‘next move’

Patrick Anderson, CEO of Anderson Economic Group, talks with PBS NewsHour about the recent decisions made by General Motors Watch Here

Three Charts Tell the Story of General Motors’ Painful Decision: Anderson Economic Group visualizes the important data

EAST LANSING, Mich.,—December 3, 2018—Anderson experts released today three interactive data visualizations that show why General Motors made the painful decision that they announced on November 26th. “The visualization put together by our consultants provides insight into why GM made this tough decision,” said Patrick Anderson, Principal and CEO of Anderson Economic Group. About Anderson […]

October: Cristina Benton’s monthly commentary on the employment report

 

Oregon Public Sector Workforce: The Cost of Employee Replacement, Evidence of Labor Shortage

 

July: Cristina Benton’s monthly commentary on the employment report

 

Will ending union wages on Michigan public projects save money, or just lower pay?

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May: Cristina Benton’s monthly commentary on the employment report