Portland Law Collective Scores Win in Savage v. TweedyPete Savage, Mike Wallace, and Cliff Puckett won a major victory in federal court on Tuesday, April 1st. Judge Marco Hernandez ruled that the Pacific NW Regional Council of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters violated their right to free speech in a union election when it disciplined them for holding a phone bank in November 2011.
The Judge went on to rule that there is still an open question as to whether Doug Tweedy or other Regional Counsel leaders orchestrated the discipline specifically to stifle opposition. That question is scheduled to go to trial in Portland, Oregon on June 17th. The outcome of the trial will not affect Savage, Wallace, and Puckett’s win on the main issue: that the discipline was illegal.
Savage et al v. Tweedy et al_ 3_12-cv-01317_ No. 216 _D.Or. Mar. 31_ 2014_.pdf