Colorado Democrats Kill Anti-Public Employee Union Bills

As Wisconsin shows us where the true priorities of public employees’ unions lie, and the tactics they will use to achieve their goals, Colorado Democrats have spiked two bills that would have helped prevent the budgetary melt-downs we are seeing in various states by limiting collective bargaining by public employees:

Senate Bill 12, by Sen. Bill Cadman, R-Colorado Springs, would have prohibited public entities from collectively bargaining with a labor union, or an employee association from acting as a bargaining agent for public employees.

Senate Bill 38, by Sen. Shawn Mitchell, R-Broomfield, would have prohibited an employee organization from being officially recognized as the exclusive representative of state employees; barred the state from negotiating with an employee organization to create an employee partnership agreement; and terminated any existing partnership agreements.

In 2007, then Governor Bill Ritter signed an executive order allowing state employees limited unionization.  Current Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper has thus far refused to rescind the order.

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Published in: on February 18, 2011 at 3:22 pm  Leave a Comment  

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