The Denver Post today http://www.denverpost.com/busi… provides what seems like the beginning of a series on the background of choices we have at the ballot box.
Interestingly the media has yet to pick up on the tie-in to existing rights that Colorado’s government workers enjoy today … the right to choose not to pay Union agency fees.
The governor’s principled and moral judgement protected employees from forced union dues and forced union agency fees – effectively avoiding forced unionism when he allowed the unions to organize state employees.
As reported in the Rocky Mountain News on November 3rd last year http://www.rockymountainnews.c… the moral choice to give workers the freedom to choose was a principled factor that moved forward the union executive order.
* Agency fees: Prohibits unions from collecting “agency fees” from nonmembers in return for negotiating better compensation or working conditions on their behalf
So it may be hot outside, but the Unions are even hotter over a principled ballot item that falls in-line with the moral rights provided by their Union-backed governor when he handed over tens of thousands of state, county, city and educational employees to the AFL-CIO, SEIU, and AFSCME.
As we all agree, all Coloradans should enjoy equal and real employee free choice in the workplace.