Oregonians support choice on forced union dues

By Steve Buckstein, The Oregonian

Because of a deal struck by Gov. John Kitzhaber, Oregonians won’t have the opportunity to end forced union dues in the public sector this year. However, a just-released public opinion poll makes it clear that if the Public Employee Choice Act had been on this November’s ballot most voters would have likely supported it.

John Kitzhaber vs. employee choice

The Oregonian

Gov. John Kitzhaber gave both barrels on Monday to a proposed initiative that would allow public employees who don’t want to join unions to withhold mandatory union payments.