The Groups Behind The Vetoed Bill

Nearly twenty five organizations with hired lobbyists came out opposing the recently vetoed HB 1072, which sought to make it easier for unions to negotiate job shops.

According to the Secretary of State’s office, the following groups were working against the bill, while others monitored or supported it.Here is a listing of those who opposed the bill:

Arch Coal, Inc.
Capstone Group
Colorado Association of Home Builders
Colorado Competitive Council
Colorado Health Care Association
Colorado Mining Association
County Sheriffs of Colorado
Douglas County
Douglas County Business Alliance
Economic Developers Council of Colorado
Express Scripts, Inc.
Independent Bankers Of Colorado
Kodack Colorado
Laidlaw Transit Services, Inc.
Metro North Chamber of Commerce
National Federation of Independent Business
Nexion Health, Inc.
Peabody Energy
Royal Crest Dairy
Schryver Medical, Inc.
South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce
St. Mary’s Hospital
Tourism Industry Association of Colorado
University of Colorado Hospital

Those listed as supporting:

AFSCME International
Colorado Professional Fire Fighters

Those who were monitoring the bill:

Richmond Homes, Inc.
Verizon Wireless
Erin Rosa was born in Spain and raised in Colorado Springs. She is a freelance writer currently living in Denver. Rosa's work has been featured in a variety of news outlets including the Huffington Post, Democracy Now!, and the Rocky Mountain Chronicle, an alternative-weekly in Northern Colorado where she worked as a columnist covering the state legislature. Rosa has received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists for her reporting on lobbying and woman's health issues. She was also tapped with a rare honorable mention award by the Newspaper Guild-CWA's David S. Barr Award in 2008--only the second such honor conferred in its nine-year history--for her investigative series covering the federal government's Supermax prison in the state. Rosa covers the labor community, corrections, immigration and government transparency matters. She can be reached at

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