2017 ORS 662.405¹
Declaration of policy

It hereby is declared to be the public policy of the State of Oregon that the best interests of the people of this state are served by fostering collective bargaining and by the prevention of or the prompt settlement of labor controversies, strikes and lockouts; that sound and stable industrial peace and the advancement of the general welfare of the state and of the best interests of employers and employees can most satisfactorily be secured by the settlement of issues between employers and employees through the processes of conference and collective bargaining between employers and employees; that the settlement of issues between employers and employees through collective bargaining may be advanced by making available full and adequate government facilities for conciliation, mediation and voluntary arbitration to aid and encourage employers and employees to reach and maintain agreements concerning rates of pay, hours and working conditions and to make all reasonable efforts to settle their differences by mutual agreement reached through conferences and collective bargaining. [1957 c.122 §1]

Notes of Decisions

This sec­tion reflects legislative policy favoring collective bargaining remedies but does not mandate their absolute exclusivity. Vaughn v. Pacific Northwest Bell Telephone, 289 Or 73, 611 P2d 281 (1980)

Law Review Cita­tions

51 OLR 233 (1971)

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.