CHART: U.S. Has Weakest Labor Protections In The OECD

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"CHART: U.S. Has Weakest Labor Protections In The OECD"

University of Missouri-St. Louis Associate Professor Kenneth Thomas crunched numbers from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and found that “U.S. workers are more vulnerable than workers in any Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (rich industrialized democracies) members or even the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, and China, with Estonia, Indonesia, and South Africa included as comparisons for good measure) to being fired unfairly, to not getting severance pay, to getting the least notice on mass layoffs or being fired, to being stuck on a mouse wheel of temporary positions.” “Not only is the United States in last place, it isn’t even close,” Thomas noted.

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