Portland State University’s administration threatens to pull the email accounts of striking faculty members.
Union leaders filed an unfair labor practices complaint with the State Employment Relations Board.
faculty union executive director Phil Lesch said “the university has not cut off email access to employees who are not working for other reasons,” such as unpaid leaves or medical leaves. Striking is protected activity under law, and employees do not lose their employee status just by exercising that right.”
A University spokesman says if faculty decides to not work they cannot have access to office tools.
Both sides continue talks this week. The union must give 10 days notice before a walkout.