Public-Employee-Union Strike Bill Amended to Remove Teacher Punishment

COLORADO STATE CAPITOL 4/30/18--Senate Bill 18-264, which would require public employee unions to use other methods of advocacy than striking against the taxpaying public was amended this evening to remove language that would have punished teachers when they are found in contempt of court. The Bill authored by Senator Bob Gardner was later postponed indefinitely, killing the legislation, in the Senate State Veterans and Military Affairs Committee. 

Rep. Paul Lundeen who was named as the Senate Bill's sponsor in the House said, "I am gratified that the language to punish teachers was stricken from the bill. I never supported that idea. Now let's get back to work to change the education funding formula to drive more money into classrooms to better serve students and support teachers--including bigger paychecks."

Posted on April 30, 2018 .