Suggest a fix
DALLAS (KDAF) — If you’re looking for a new place to work, you might want to think twice about accepting this job offer in Texas.
With many people displaced during the COVID-19 pandemic, multitudes have flocked to the Lone Star State in hopes of starting over. Despite this, a new report indicates that Texas is one of the worst states for the American worker, ranking 48th out of 52 (including Washington DC and Puerto Rico).
The report was commissioned by Oxfam, a global organization that says it “combats inequality to end poverty and injustice”.
They examined wage policies, worker protections and rights to organize in all 50 states. After comparing the data, they then ranked each state based on the best state to work in.
So how does Texas compare? Not good. In wage policies, Texas ranked 40th out of 52. In worker protection, Texas ranked 45th out of 52. Finally, in organizing rights, the Texas ranked 49th out of 52.
But what do all these measures mean? Here is the recap.
In reviewing wage policies, officials wanted to answer a fundamental question: Are workers earning enough wages to support themselves and their families?
To determine this, officials looked at the following data points:
Worker protection policies
This indicator relates to the quality of life of workers. Data points include:
Right to organize policies
Do workers have the right to organize and support a union? Data points include:
For the full report, visit Oxfam.