The 2008 Defeat of Right to Work in Colorado: Is it the End of Section 14(B)?

Source: Raymond L. Hogler, Labor Law Journal, Vol. 60 no. 1, Spring 2009

…The political outcome in Colorado was a notable victory for organized labor and could mark a turning point for the development of legal policy in the United States. To begin with, the vote reverses the momentum of right to work as a weapon in the offensive against American unions. Second, the campaign demonstrates techniques that Labor can use to its strategic advantage against future legislative attacks. Third, Colorado played a formative role in the evolution of modern American labor law, and the shift in ideology suggests that Section 14(b) is now vulnerable to challenge at the national level.

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