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SB 25 - Authorizes Statewide Firefighter Labor Organizations - Key Vote

Colorado Key Votes

David Balmer voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (House) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (19-15) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes Statewide Firefighter Labor Organizations

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes firefighters to engage in collective bargaining and to join and form a union.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes firefighters in a municipality that employs 2 or more firefighters to do the following (Sec. 1):
    • Organize, form, join or provide assistance to a union, or refrain from doing so;
    • Negotiate collectively through representation of their own choosing;
    • Engage in collective bargaining; and
    • Be represented without discrimination.
  • Prohibits a firefighter or a firefighter employee organization from striking (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that the provisions of this bill do not apply to volunteer firefighters and clerical personnel (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes a firefighter or a firefighter employee organization to sue to enforce the provisions of the bill (Sec. 1).
  • Establishes procedures for resolving an impasse between the firefighter employee organization and the public employer, including a requirement for voters to make the final decision if all other available options for resolving the impasse have been unsuccessful (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Authorizes Statewide Firefighter Labor Organizations

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