- Court: Oregon Court of Appeals
- Area(s) of Law: Employment Law
- Date Filed: 07-31-2013
- Case #: A149062
- Judge(s)/Court Below: Armstrong, P.J., and Duncan, J., and Brewer, Judge pro tempore.
- Full Text Opinion
Multnomah County Corrections Deputy Association sought judicial review of a decision of the Employment Relations Board that Multnomah County did not violate their duty to bargain in good faith in regards to a proposal which sought to create a minimum number of hours of approved annual training for county corrections employees. The Employment Relations Board found that the proposal did not directly impact on-the-job safety and therefore did not require mandatory bargaining under 243.650(7)(f). The Court of Appeals agreed and held that safety issues subject to mandatory bargaining for non-strike employees under ORS 243.650(7)(f) are only those that can reasonably be understood on their face to address matters related to on-the-job safety of strike-prohibited employees. The proposal at issue did not directly relate to on-the-job safety, and is therefore exempt from mandatory bargaining. Affirmed.