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Election Day Q&A on fans, foes of Amendment 47

The Colorado Independent posed three questions to proponents and opponents of Amendment 47, a so-called right to work initiative that would restrict what way labor organizes in the state, by banning collective bargaining agreements between unions and businesses that require minimal agency fees from nonmember employees who receive union-negotiated benefits in the workplace.

New pro-Amendment 47 ads begin airing

Television ads supporting Amendment 47, the “right-to-work” ballot question, show still images of fire fighters and cops, while asking viewers to give workers in Colorado “more freedom.”

Pro-union campaign also calls on midnight boogie man

Seems like this year's political messaging is all about who's going to do what in the middle of the night. First, Hillary Clinton capitalized on our fear of things that go bump in the night with her primary commercial. "It's 3:00 a.m and your children are safe and asleep," a narrator says while images of sleeping babies flash across the screen. "But there's a phone in the White House and it's ringing. Something is happening in the world. Your vote will decide who will answer that call."

Labor, business ballot fight heating up

Unions and business groups in Colorado are preparing for what now seems to be an inevitable ballot war between the two political titans, with one side opposing a measure that would restrict the way unions organize and the other side determined to fight two labor-backed amendments regulating employer conduct.

Corporate fraud initiative makes ballot

A measure that would toughen fraud penalties against corporate executives was approved for the 2008 state ballot on Monday by the secretary of state's office.

‘Right-To-Work’ Initiative Certified for Ballot

The Colorado Secretary of State's Office announced today that a proposed "right-to-work" measure will be on the 2008 ballot after state officials found that...
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