Apprenticeship and Training

ORS 660.135
Local joint committees

  • members
  • meetings
  • authority of individual employed to assist committees


In each locality where apprentices are employed, the State Apprenticeship and Training Council may approve as many local joint committees as are necessary to serve the needs of the various apprenticeable occupations. Local joint committees in building and construction trades occupations may be approved by the council only as group programs serving multiple employers.


Each local joint committee shall have no more than eight principal members, all actively participating in apprenticeship programs, and shall consist of an equal number of representatives of employers and employees. One alternate member may be selected for each principal committee member. Committee members and the alternate members shall be selected pursuant to procedures established by the council. The alternate members may attend all committee meetings, participate in discussions and perform such duties as may be delegated to them by the committee, but may not vote at committee meetings except when actually substituting for an absent principal committee member for their respective employer or employee.


To qualify as a local joint committee member representing employees, a prospective employee representative must be a member of the collective bargaining unit if a collective bargaining agreement exists for the trade or occupation that is the subject of the apprenticeship or training program administered by the committee. If no collective bargaining agreement exists, the prospective employee representative must be, or have been, a skilled practitioner of the particular trade or occupation that is the subject of the apprenticeship or training program administered by the committee.


Each local joint committee shall select a chairperson and a secretary, for such terms and with such powers and duties necessary for the performance of the functions of those offices as the committee determines. A quorum for the transaction of committee business consists of two representatives of employers and two representatives of employees. Each local joint committee shall meet as often as is necessary to transact business. Meetings may be called by the chairperson or at the request of the majority of the members of the committee.


When an individual is employed by a joint industry group, association or trust to assist local joint apprenticeship or training committees, trade committees or state joint committees in the performance of their statutory duties, the individual is authorized to perform any clerical, ministerial or other functions as the committees may direct. [1967 c.6 §19; 1977 c.490 §3; 1981 c.764 §11; 1985 c.98 §1; 2007 c.620 §7]

Notes of Decisions

Employee Retirement Income Security Act does not preempt state from limiting number of local joint committees based on needs of apprenticeable occupations. Oregon Columbia Brick Masons v. Gardner, 448 F3d 1082 (9th Cir. 2006)


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