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Report: Colo taxpayers pay millions in union costs

Budget documents from 20 Colorado school districts show taxpayers spent more than $5.8 million over the past five years for the activities of teachers unions, expenses that were mostly covered by their collective bargaining agreements. The costs ranged from $1.3 million in the Douglas County School District since 2007 to zero in the Mesa County… Continue Reading Report: Colo taxpayers pay millions in union costs

Medical marijuana dispensaries join union

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Hundreds of Colorado medical marijuana workers have joined the United Food and Commercial Workers Union. The workers say the medical marijuana is a legitimate part of the retail health care, agriculture, and food processing industry. The Colorado union chapter has about 25,000 members representing grocery, pharmacy, agriculture workers, food processors, meat cutters, textile workers, and… Continue Reading Medical marijuana dispensaries join union

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St. Mary Corwin answers union allegations

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The Board of Trustees at St. Mary Corwin Health Center in Pueblo has fired back against harassment and retaliation allegations filed with the National Labor Relations Board. Earlier this week, the National Nurses Organizing Committee filed a complaint against the hospital, alleging that employees in favor of unions were being harassed and retaliated against. “While… Continue Reading St. Mary Corwin answers union allegations

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From whistle stop tours across the country to million-dollar advertising campaigns, both sides are gearing up for a fight as Congress considers the Employee Fair Choice Act, also known as card check legislation. The fight pits business against the unions, with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce launching television ad campaigns in five states, including Colorado,… Continue Reading Unions, business preparing for smackdown over votes

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