I’m posting this for my own notes, since faculty union bargaining starts in less than 12 months.
Bill Gary is the Harrang, Long, Gary and Rudnick attorney who, along with Sharon Rudnick, represented the State’s side in the Moro case in the Oregon Supreme Court, over Kitzhaber’s attempt to roll back PERS benefits. Gary does a great job explaining just how badly they lost this case: “With respect to benefits that have already been earned, the court has ruled that you can’t touch them.”
Greg Hartman was the attorney for the state employees and unions, who won Moro. Hartman does a great job explaining how the Moro decision means that current employees at state agencies – and UO – will now be paid lower wages, because of the need to pay the PERS bill for retired workers such as Mike Bellotti.
Of course taxpayers will also take a hit, as will those who depend on state services.