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Author: Todd Lyon, Barran Liebman LLP

Summary

  • Employees in both the public and private sectors have the right to organize and bargain collectively. See Right to Organize and Bargain Collectively.
  • Certain agricultural workers have rights to collectively bargain with their employer. See Agricultural Workers.
  • Employers have free speech rights in both the public and private sectors. However, employers cannot force employees to attend a meeting to hear information concerning unions. See Employer Free Speech Rights.
  • Employees in both the public and private sectors have the right to strike, except for public safety employees and public transit workers. See Strikes/Picketing.
  • The State Conciliation Service provides mediation services to both public and private sector employers. See Dispute Resolution.
  • Oregon is not a "right to work" state. See No Right to Work.