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Mail Tribune, February 19, 2014, Wednesday

Mail Tribune 

February 19, 2014, Wednesday

Mail Tribune (full article)

Previous strikes have left scar tissue

Since 1973, Oregon has seen more than 20 strikes, some of them intensely acrimonious, leaving scars and long-term distrust.

"The longer-term resentments can be broad or very specific," said Lee Adler, of Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations, where he teaches about public sector collective bargaining. "Resentment and antagonistic feelings often show up in social relationships and often characterize post-strike situations. They can go on for years down the road."