2017 ORS 662.205¹
Definitions for ORS 662.205 to 662.225

As used in ORS 662.205 (Definitions for ORS 662.205 to 662.225) to 662.225 (Prohibited conduct by professional strikebreaker):

(1) “Employee” means any individual who performs services for wages or salary.

(2) “Employer” means any person, partnership, firm, corporation, association or other entity, or any agent thereof, that employs an individual to perform services for a wage or salary.

(3) “For the duration of a strike or lockout” includes that period of time beginning one month before initiation of a strike or lockout and ending one month after termination of the strike or lockout.

(4) “Lockout” means any refusal by an employer to permit employees to work as a result of a dispute with such employees affecting wages, hours or other terms or conditions of their employment.

(5) “Professional strikebreaker” means a person who currently offers to replace an employee involved in a strike or lockout, for the duration of that strike or lockout; and who, within the preceding five-year period, has on two or more previous occasions offered to replace an employee involved in a strike or lockout, for the duration of that strike or lockout. However, professional strikebreaker does not include any person who is the owner of a partnership, firm, corporation, association or other entity or the family of the owner or any person designated as supervisory personnel. As used in this section, owner includes a producer of agricultural commodities or a member of a cooperative association.

(6) “Strike” means any concerted act of employees in a lawful refusal under applicable state or federal law to perform work or services for an employer. [1975 c.645 §1; 1987 c.158 §131]

Notes of Decisions

“Employer” does not include school districts. Sullivan v. Kizer, 115 Or App 206, 839 P2d 227 (1992), Sup Ct review denied

“Lockout” includes situa­tion where employer refuses to allow part of labor force to work, but allows remainder of labor force to work. Abu-Adas v. Employ­ment Dept., 325 Or 480, 940 P2d 1219 (1997)

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).
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