The state of Oregon has a law that forbids self-service gas stations. The United Food and Commercial Workers Union has long worked against allowing self-service stations so that they could create job for their members.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown issued an order that temporarily suspended that prohibition, allowing gas stations to be self-service and not requiring an attendant. It came amid reports that some pump attendants were ill and some feared coming to work at a job that puts them in contact with many members of the public each shift.
The Union opposed the temporary change.