Thursday, January 24, 2008

Gardner's Tough Anti-Strike Bill Defeated in Committee

The Republican bill aimed at blocking employees at any level of government in Colorado from going on strike was killed by a House committee Thursday.

HB 1187, which is co-sponsored by virtually all Republican legislators, was defeated, 7-4, by the Business & Labor Committee.

The bill would have permitted state judges to block strikes, by injunction and subjected violators of such court orders to felony criminal liability. It would also have allowed a court to impose fines of up to $10,000 per day on employee organizations involved in strike planning and which are involved in violating anti-strike injunctions.