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Oregon is not a "right to work" state and that means workers who work at unionized shops must belong to the union or pay "fair share" dues.

 

Cascade Policy Institute conducted the latest research.

 

Steve Buckstein with the Institute says the state results track what they've found nationally.

 

"What it found when you asked a simple question of whether you would opt out of a union, 31.2 percent said yes.  What does that mean?  It means a signfiicant portion of people who are forced to join the union or pay dues to the union, don't want to do so."

 

A citizens initiative is underway to collect signatures to put the issue of make Oregon a "right to work" state on the November 2014 ballot.

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Most organizations are asking for cash, rather than supplies, so they can route help to where it’s needed most more quickly. Here are some of the largest groups with campaigns underway:

 

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  • Intersection of NW Broadway Street and NW Delaware for waterline replacement project, road closures with detours clearly marked for thru traffic, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily with roads opened nightly. Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area and use Bond Street and Wall Street.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.