May 19, 2019

SB 13-024: Prohibiting Employers from Discriminating Against Employees Based on Labor Union Participation

On Wednesday, January 9, 2013, Sen. Owen Hill introduced SB 13-024 – Concerning the Prohibition of Discrimination Against Employees Based on Labor Union Participation. This summary is published here courtesy of the Colorado Bar Association’s e-Legislative Report.

The bill prohibits an employer from requiring any person, as a condition of employment, to become or remain a member of a labor organization or to pay dues, fees, or other assessments to a labor organization or to a charity organization or other third party in lieu of the labor organization. Any agreement that violates these prohibitions or the rights of an employee is void.

The bill creates civil and criminal penalties for violations and authorizes the attorney general and the district attorney in each judicial district to investigate alleged violations and take action against a person believed to be in violation. The bill states that all-union agreements are unfair labor practices.

On Jan. 23, the Business, Labor, & Technology voted to Postpone Indefinitely (kill) the bill.