2017 ORS 662.020¹
Declaration of policy as to labor organizations

In the interpretation of ORS 662.010 (Definitions for ORS 662.010 to 662.130) to 662.130 (Contempt proceedings), and in determining the jurisdiction and authority of the courts of this state, as such jurisdiction and authority are defined and limited in those statutes, the public policy of Oregon is declared as follows: Whereas under prevailing economic conditions, developed with the aid of governmental authority for owners of property to organize in a corporate and other forms of ownership association, the individual unorganized worker is commonly helpless to exercise actual liberty of contract and to protect the individual unorganized worker’s freedom of labor and thereby to obtain acceptable terms and conditions of employment, wherefore, though the worker should be free to decline to associate with the worker’s fellows, it is necessary that the worker have full freedom of association, self-organization and designation of representatives of the worker’s own choosing to negotiate the terms and conditions of employment and that the worker shall be free from the interference, restraint or coercion of employers of labor, or their agents, in the designation of such representatives or in self-organization or in other concerted activities for the purpose of collective bargaining or other mutual aid or protection; therefore, the definitions of and limitations contained in ORS 662.010 (Definitions for ORS 662.010 to 662.130) to 662.130 (Contempt proceedings) upon the jurisdiction and authority of the courts of this state hereby are enacted.

Law Review Cita­tions

51 OLR 241 (1971)

Notes of Decisions

Clear proof of participa­tion, authoriza­tion or ratifica­tion with knowledge by union or its of­fi­cers or members sought to be enjoined is prerequisite to their being enjoined against con­duct involving unlawful acts of others. Louisiana-Pacific v. Lumber and Sawmill Workers, 296 Or 537, 679 P2d 289 (1984)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 662—Labor Disputes, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors662.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 662, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano662.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.