ORS 267.235¹
Protection of employees’ rights when an operating transportation system is acquired

When the district acquires an operating public transportation system, it shall make fair and equitable arrangements to protect the interests of employees and retired employees of the system. Such protective arrangements shall include, but shall not be limited to:

(1) Preservation of rights, privileges and benefits, including continuation of pension rights and payment of benefits, existing under collective bargaining agreements, or otherwise;

(2) Continuation of collective bargaining rights;

(3) Protection of individual employees against a worsening of their positions with respect to their employment; and

(4) Assurance of employment to persons employed by the mass transportation system acquired and priority of reemployment to persons previously employed. [1969 c.643 §10]

Notes of Decisions

This sec­tion was enacted to enable receipt of funds under the Federal Urban Mass Transit Act of 1964, and not to relieve mass transporta­tion companies acquired under this sec­tion from any pension obliga­tions. Rose City Transit Co. v. Portland, 18 Or App 369, 525 P2d 325 (1974), aff’d as modified 271 Or 588, 533 P2d 339 (1975)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Seniority rights of Vancouver-Portland Bus Company employes hired by Tri-County Metropolitan Transit District (Tri-Met), (1978) Vol 38, p 1752

Law Review Cita­tions

51 OLR 54 (1971)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Authority of mass transit district’s district board to refer ordinance to voters, (1979) Vol 40, p 167

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 267—Mass Transit Districts; Transportation Districts, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors267.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 267, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano267.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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