On Election Day, Colorado voters decided against Amendment 47, a contentious “right-to-work” measure that sought to restrict the way unions organized in the state. It has been more than three decades since such a proposal was actually defeated on the ballot.
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A Colorado labor union raised more than $3.2 million in the last two weeks for a campaign to support two ballot proposals regulating safe business practices and to oppose a “right-to-work” measure supported by pro-business interests. Nearly all of the money has been committed to purchase media advertisements across the state in what appears to be an unprecedented pull-out-all-the-stops campaign by the union.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar, a politician known for his moderate stances in Washington, D.C., joined U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-Golden) in breaking the usual political protocol of not wading into local issues to oppose Amendment 47, a “right-to-work” state ballot measure that would restrict the way labor unions organize.
Despite claims by supporters of the “right-to-work” state ballot measure Amendment 47, it is against federal law for any worker in the United States to be forced to join a labor union. Now the mainstream media is starting to catch on to this fact when penning articles about the issue, and surprisingly, the trend is being led by the traditionally conservative Rocky Mountain News.
Aurora city councilman Ryan Frazier, who many consider a rising Republican star, will walk into court tomorrow to defend himself against a lawsuit he says was inspired by his support of a measure many consider anti-union.
A proposed ballot measure could neutralize provisions in a “right-to-work” amendment that would change rules for establishing unions in Colorado workplaces, but the initiative will need to navigate a variety legal issues according to notes from a state regulatory body.…
The war over rules for establishing unions in Colorado workplaces is being funded by unions and corporations rather than by individual donors, recent financial reports show.
Backers of a so-called “right-to-work” initiative have upped the ante in the battle of the ballots between labor and business groups with the formation of Defend Our Economy, a new issue committee meant to oppose union-backed initiatives to regulate corporate…
The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office announced today that a proposed “right-to-work” measure will be on the 2008 ballot after state officials found that enough petition signatures were collected to put the proposal up for a vote.
A week after supporters of a “right-to-work” ballot proposal announced the creation of their campaign Web site, opponents of the measure have also taken their cause to the Web.
Protect Colorado’s Future, an issue committee that is opposing the