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2021 SESSION BILLS: SB 621
SENATE BILL 621:
Background: In November 2020, Portland voters approved a Charter amendment that created a special disciplinary body for police officers. According to that measure, the next step would be to establish this body through a bargaining process. Instead, the City of Portland is going straight to the State Legislature in an effort to cut line officers and their union out of the process and exempt local governments from this part of the state's Collective Bargaining laws.
First the City of Portland assured voters it would abide by Oregon's Collective Bargaining Act:
... Then after the measure passed the City introduced SB 621 to allow them to go back on that promise!
Tell the Legislature: Don't allow Portland to go back on its promises to voters!
Vote NO on SB 621
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