Oregon Public Employee Choice Act (2014)

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The Oregon No Dues Collection by Government Amendment did not make the November 2014 statewide ballot as an initiated constitutional amendment. The measure would have prohibited requiring union membership as condition of public employment and would also have prohibited requiring "fair share" fee payments. The measure would have introduced what are commonly called "right-to-work" laws.[1][2]


The measure was sponsored by the Public Employee Choice Act Committee. Jill Gibson Odell and Libby Braeda were registered as the measure's chief petitioners.[2]

Campaign contributions

Reports indicated that Loren Parks, a business man who owned Parks Medical Electronics, Inc. and resided in Nevada, contributed $6,000 to start up the ballot initiative campaign.[2][3]



  • Oregon AFL-CIO[4]

Path to the ballot

See also: Oregon signature requirements

In order to qualify for the ballot, supporters were required to collect a minimum of 116,284 valid signatures by July 3, 2014. Chief petitioners Jill Gibson Odell and Libby Braeda withdrew this initiative on March 3, 2014.[1]

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