Oregon… heated recall campaign against state lawmaker Holvey… [cannabis]
Local 555 says there is plenty of reason for Holvey’s long-time constituents to send him packing. The union moved to recall Holvey in May  after it became clear one of its signature bills was dead. The proposal, House Bill 3183, would have required cannabis dispensaries to agree not to stand in the way of their workers’ ability to unionize in exchange for receiving a license to operate from the state.
Holvey believed the policy might be preempted by federal law and could lead to expensive litigation, an opinion partly informed by legislative attorneys. UFCW Local 555 says Holvey ignored its attempts to educate him on the issue. “When it really comes down to it — when his vote matters, when he’s in control of something — he breaks the wrong way,” said Clay, president of UFCW Local 555. “When he is in a position of influence, things turn out really well for big business. They don’t turn out really well for small workers.” The fight over whether to end Holvey’s nearly two-decade legislative career is raging in Eugene, where TV ads for and against the lawmaker began blanketing the TV airwaves this week, and both sides have been knocking on doors. Ballots have already been sent to voters, and elections officials will tally the results on Oct. 3, 2023.
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Accusations against Oregon political operative add intrigue to heated recall campaign against state lawmaker
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