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Thu Mar 15, 2018, 02:56 AM

Lane County accused of intimidating union-represented workers before and during last year's strike

The union representing hundreds of Lane County employees who went on strike last fall says county officials pressured and intimidated workers in an effort to prevent them from striking and to weaken the union’s influence.

An unfair labor practice complaint filed this month against Lane County by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 2831 alleges that county managers and supervisors violated state collective bargaining laws multiple times before and during the weeklong strike.

The complaint, filed with the Oregon Employment Relations Board, alleges violations of five county employees’ rights under state collective bargaining laws related to the strike.

A Lane County spokeswoman declined to comment on the complaint, citing the possibility of legal action.

Read more: http://registerguard.com/rg/news/local/36542266-75/lane-county-accused-of-intimidating-union-represented-workers-before-and-during-last-years-strike.html.csp

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