- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 23, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The sponsor of a ballot measure that seeks to make union dues optional for public employees says she’ll rewrite the proposal.

Portland attorney Jill Gibson has said that the ballot title, the formal description of the initiative, doesn’t make the initiative appealing to voters. The ballot title approved by the Supreme Court says that some workers “may benefit from union bargaining without sharing representation costs.”

Gibson told the Oregonian Wednesday (https://bit.ly/1QzdScS ) that she’ll propose a new initiative with different wording in hopes of securing a different ballot title.

Gibson had considered dropping the effort altogether and waiting for the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on a case that could have a similar effect. But she talked to donors and everyone agreed that Oregonians should vote.

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Information from: The Oregonian, https://www.oregonlive.com


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