Rights of home care workers
(1) Notwithstanding ORS 243.650 (Definitions for ORS 243.650 to 243.782) (19) and (20), the Home Care Commission shall be considered a public employer and home care workers shall be considered public employees governed by ORS 243.650 (Definitions for ORS 243.650 to 243.782) to 243.782 (Representation by counsel authorized).
(2) Home care workers have the right to form, join and participate in the activities of labor organizations of their own choosing for the purpose of representation and collective bargaining with the commission on matters concerning employment relations. These rights shall be exercised in accordance with the rights granted to public employees with mediation and interest arbitration under ORS 243.742 (Binding arbitration when strike prohibited) as the method of concluding the collective bargaining process.
(3) Home care workers are not public employees with respect to the Public Employees Retirement System, the Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan or the Public Employees’ Benefit Board.
(4) Home care workers do not have the right to strike. [2001 c.901 §7; 2014 c.116 §9]
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