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Fri Nov 15, 2019, 09:57 PM

Two of Oregon's largest unions see decline in state workers paying dues, but claim they're bouncing

Two of Oregon's largest unions see decline in state workers paying dues, but claim they're bouncing back


SALEM — Oregon’s largest public employee unions have seen double-digit declines in the number of state workers paying dues, state data show.

Together, SEIU 503 and AFSCME Council 75 represent about 29,000 workers employed by state agencies.

A shrinking share of those workers have chosen to be members, though, according to data maintained by the state Department of Administrative Services and provided to the Oregon Capital Bureau through a public records request.

Until last year, unions representing workers in the public sector divided workers into two groups: members and “fair share” dues-payers.

Read more: https://www.salemreporter.com/posts/1489/two-of-oregons-largest-unions-see-decline-in-state-workers-paying-dues-but-claim-theyre-bouncing-back

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