Right to Work and the Colorado Labor Peace Act: How Politics Trumped Policy
Hogler, Raymond L., Labor Law Journal
In early 2007, the Colorado legislature passed a bill to modify Colorado's Labor Peace Act (the CLPA).1 This statute contains a feature found nowhere else in American labor law. It requires that if a union wins certification under the federal National Labor Relations Act, the union must also prevail in a state secret ballot election before it can legally propose a union security clause in the collective bargaining agreement. The voting requirement is unusual in that it requires at least a three-quarters majority of eligible voters in the bargaining unit. The proposed modification, HB 1072, would have eliminated the second election and moved Colorado to the status of a union security state …
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Publication information: Article title: Right to Work and the Colorado Labor Peace Act: How Politics Trumped Policy. Contributors: Hogler, Raymond L. - Author. Journal title: Labor Law Journal. Volume: 58. Issue: 2 Publication date: Summer 2007. Page number: 85+. © CCH Incorporated: Health & Human Resources Fall 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.