Petition to Declare a Strike Unlawful
When it is alleged in good faith by a public employer that a labor organization representing a group of its employees has declared or authorized a strike by such employees and that such strike is or would be in violation of ORS 243.726 or 243.732, the employer may petition the Board for a declaration that the strike is or would be unlawful. The petition shall contain a detailed statement of the facts on which petitioner bases its request for a declaration of an unlawful strike. A copy of the petition shall be served upon the labor organization that is alleged to have declared or authorized the unlawful strike and proof of service shall be provided to the Board. Upon receipt of such a petition, the Board shall either dismiss the petition or set it for a hearing before the Board. If a hearing is held, it will be conducted like an unfair labor practice proceeding, and the Board will expedite processing of the petition to attempt to issue a decision before the strike begins. Notice of the hearing shall be by personal service or certified mail, and shall be personally served or mailed at least seven days before the date of the hearing, unless the parties, with the approval of the Board, otherwise agree. The Board shall issue its decision within seven days of the close of the hearing on the petition.