SALEM, Ore. -- More than 700 union workers in Marion County have voted to authorize a strike.
The vote late Thursday allows the union's bargaining team to call a strike with 10 days' notice. County spokeswoman Jolene Kelley tells the Statesman Journal that no strike has been called.
The vote applies only to the Service Employees International Union, one of five Marion County unions. SEIU represents administrative, clerical and public works employees.
Management offered a contract that would continue the status quo, but workers have demanded wage hikes and a higher cap on the county's health care contributions.