"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same."
– Ronald Reagan
Colorado Partnership For Quality Jobs and Services Act
📋This bill would unionize state employees, giving the power of negotiation to a Governor-appointed designee (an un-elected official, which Coloradans have no say in, and no idea what their agenda is), to bargain terms on behalf of the well being of the citizens of Colorado. What’s more – this bill allows negotiations to happen behind closed doors, where even the press is not allowed access.
Unionizing State employees would put massive power in government hands to use our tax dollars as the bargaining tool for wages, hours and spending behind closed doors, making it possible for taxpayer money to be spent without our consent on what it’s going to.
Democratic unions are a way for government to pay their employees higher wages, ignore performance, and make demands – holding their public service hostage until demands are met. They fight for higher taxes so that they have a greater pot to be paid from, which they can use to accommodate union-friendly politicians, and spread the money around in local elections as well. They are also able to secure retirement benefits that far exceed the benefits that private sector employees receive, and implement wages beyond a reasonable pay grade, putting taxpayers on the hook for the cost.
This is dangerous legislation for Colorado. While Democrats want to tell you they’re really looking out for the collective well-being of the people, they will always fight for big government, and less control in your hands. Passing this legislation would virtually force us citizens to concede to demands, whether we agree with them or not, in exchange for public service.
⏰Passed in the Senate State, Veteran, & Military Affairs Committee (Jan 28th) on a 4-1 vote. Referred to Committee on Appropriations.
⏰Passed with Amendments after Second Reading Friday, February 14th @ 7:30 AM – House Appropriations Committee & Floor
⏰Passed with no Amendments after House Third Reading Tuesday, February 18th
✏️ Prime Sponsors of HB20-1153:
📖 Read the full bill text here: HB20-1153