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The walls are starting to close in on the extremists who are backing the Right-to-Work measure.
From the Rocky Mountain News
The Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce will oppose Amendment 47, the right-to-work measure backed by a batch of conservative business leaders.
The Denver chamber’s board voted this morning to accept the recommendation of its legislative policy committee. The vote was “close to unanimous,” chamber’s Tamra Ward said.
The “close to unanimous” vote has to be a shock to the Yes on 47 campaign.
This comes directly on the heels of UFCW Local 7 standing down from some of their counter initiatives.
The United Food and Commercial Workers union announced Wednesday that it will be retracting two proposals set for the 2008 ballot after negotiations with the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and Democratic Gov. Bill Ritter.
This morning’s comments in the Rocky Mountain News from longtime Republican Joe Blake (before the vote) are perhaps most telling
In a statement, Denver chamber President Joe Blake said, “I am delighted that the UFCW Local 7 has taken the first step away from mutually assured destruction and toward a return to the strong relationship that business and organized labor have enjoyed for decades.
“Together, labor and business passed FasTracks and Referendum C, and by working together we can continue to change Colorado’s business climate for the better.”
Cross-posted on SquareState.net
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