Certified Ballot Title
November 5, 1996 General Election
RESULT OF "YES" VOTE: Yes vote reinstates collective bargaining law in effect before 1995 changes for public safety employees.
RESULT OF "NO" VOTE: No vote retains current collective bargaining law for fire, police, correctional, other public safety employees.
SUMMARY: Amends Oregon law. In 1995, legislature changed public employee collective bargaining law. Changes included limiting required issues for bargaining, reducing categories of public employees allowed to unionize, permitting employee discharge in more situations, changing process for union contract arbitration when bargaining does not succeed. Measure defines class of public safety employees, all of whom are prohibited from striking, reinstates collective bargaining law in effect before 1995 changes (with some differences) for these employees only. Public safety employees are police, fire, correctional, and emergency dispatch employees.