from Blue Oregon
Yes, unions won. We won for all Oregonians.
To hear some reporters and legislators tell it, unions got everything we wanted this legislative session.
First, though we had a great session, we left with some bruises just
like everyone else. Among other things, our State Financial
Accountability Act (HB 2892), which forbids state contractors from
using taxpayer funds on union organizing drives, died in the Senate
Rules Committee but will be back again. And of course, voters will have
the chance to pass Healthy Kids in November.
But here's the dirty secret the news reports and Ted Ferrioli
won't tell you: Most of what unions fought for will benefit far more
than our members. Most of what we fought for will benefit the state as
Our philosophy is that good jobs build strong communities. If you
agree, then we hope you like what we did this session. Let's look at
what unions fought for and won in 2007:
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