On May 3, 2011, Rep. Janak Joshi, R-Colorado Springs, and Sen. Bill Cadman, R-Colorado Springs, introduced HB 11-1320 – Concerning a prohibition against collective bargaining by government entities. This summary is published here courtesy of the Colorado Bar Association’s e-Legislative Report.
The bill prohibits the state from recognizing any labor union or other employee association as a bargaining agent of any public officers or employees and from collectively bargaining or entering into any collective bargaining contract with any union or association or its agents with respect to any matter relating to them or their employment or service. The bill was introduced on Tuesday and assigned to the State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Committee; that committee approved the bill and sent it to the full House for consideration on 2nd Reading.
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