In response to the 2018 U.S. Supreme Court case Janus vs. AFSCME, the Oregon State Legislature and legislatures around the nation introduced policies to mitigate impacts of the ruling on public employee unions. In its ruling, the U.S Supreme Court opined that a state’s collection of agency fees from nonconsenting public employees violates the First Amendment. The ruling also clarifies that employees must clearly and affirmatively consent before any money is taken from them.

Oregon’s Bills

House Bill 2016 B

House Bill 2016 B modifies Oregon’s Public Employee Collective Bargaining Act (PEBCA) acting both within the prescriptive opinion on the Supreme Court, and defensively outside of it.

The bill addresses four major areas related to PEBCA: