Oregon Prohibition of Restrictions on Negotiations for Payroll Deductions Amendment (2014)
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will not appear on a ballot
|Voting on Labor and Unions|
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While the measure was still considered active by the secretary of state's office, it was unlikely to reach the ballot due to negotiations regarding initiatives for and against right-to-work legislation. It was never approved for petition circulation.
Oregon was poised to become a battle ground regarding "right-to-work" initiatives. Multiple measures were proposed for and against restrictions on the use of payroll deductions and the process of negotiating such deductions. On March 3, 2014, Gov. John Kitzhaber (D) announced that several initiatives regarding this issue would be withdrawn following negotiations between the several opposing measure supporters. Thirteen measures were withdrawn due to this negotiation. The discussions were instigated by Gov. Kitzhaber in order to avoid the expensive campaigning battle that was likely to breakout between the opposing measures. The negotiations took several months to complete.
The anti-payroll deduction proposals that were withdrawn due to this agreement were initiative petition 1 and initiative petition 9. The remaining withdrawn initiative petitions were union-backed measures, including initiative petitions 14, 15, 16, 18, 30 and 33, as well as 17 ,19, 29, 32 and 35. All of these measures, except for 35, were sponsored by Our Oregon.
This measure prohibiting restrictions on payroll deductions and a measure prohibiting all payroll deductions from public employees to or on behalf of any public employee union for any purpose were not withdrawn due to these negotiations. However, neither petition was approved to circulate, making both unable to reach the November ballot.
Text of measure
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The full text of the constitutional changes proposed by this measure can be read here.
Path to the ballot
The measure was submitted to the Oregon Secretary of State on November 12, 2013. The ballot title was certified on December 20, 2013 and the Oregon Supreme Court upheld the ballot title on March 3, 2014. The measure would have to gather a minimum of 116,284 valid signatures by July 3, 2014 to qualify for the ballot, but it was never certified for petition circulation.
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- Oregon Secretary of State, Elections Division, "Detailed Information For : 36/2014," accessed June 6, 2014
- Oregon Secretary of State, "Certified ballot title and summary," December 20, 2013
- Oregon Secretary of State, Elections Division, "Full text of proposed initiative language," November 13, 2013
- People's World, "Oregon ‘right-to-work’ initiative dropped," March 12, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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