SEIU deals with major lawsuit

SEIU deals with major lawsuit

Oregon's largest union is in a legal dispute with a former leader over how the organization should be governed.

A Salem judge has ruled that Local 503 of the Service Employees International Union has violated the state's nonprofit laws by failing to hold annual membership meetings, withholding certain records from members and improperly trying to change its corporate structure.

The stern ruling from Marion County Circuit Judge Dennis Graves provides fodder for critics working on a proposed initiative for 2014 that would allow public employees to opt out of paying union dues.

Read more at OregonLive.com.