written by bendygirl at Wednesday, November 05, 2008
On Election Day, Colorado voters tossed out Amendment 47, a contentious “right-to-work” measure that sought to restrict the way unions organized in the state. It has been more than three decades since such a proposal was actually defeated on the ballot.
And joyous celebrations were had by all! Okay, me and a bunch of workers in Colorado, and maybe readers on this blog. And yeah, I love you guys!!
Quote provided by the Colorado Independent.
Said Littleton firefighter Joel Heinemann, a campaign supporter who claimed Amendment 47 would have weakened the bargaining rights for public servants in the state, “Today the voters showed me and my fellow firefighters that they support us.”
Seriously, this is a very sweet victory!