Colorado Labor Peace Act
The Labor Peace Act authorizes the Colorado Division of Labor Standards and Statistics to establish standards of fair conduct in employment relations in order to protect the rights of the public, the employee, and the employer and to oversee collective bargaining unit elections.
Unfair Labor Practices
The Colorado Labor Peace Act § 8-3-108 defines what are unfair labor practices. Complaints alleging an unfair labor practice shall be made on the form provided by the Division and shall be made within six months from the date of the specific act or alleged unfair labor practice.
Under the Colorado Partnership for Quality Jobs and Services Act (“Act”) (C.R.S. § 24-50-1101 et seq.), a complaint alleging unfair labor practices may be filed with the Division of Labor Standards and Statistics (“Division”). Complaints about union-related activity or interference with concerted activities are covered "unfair labor practices." Charges may be filed by covered employees, an employee organization, or the state of Colorado. Although other employment-related actions may be viewed as unfair, they do not fall within the Division’s jurisdiction.
Introduction and Instructions to Labor Peace Act Petitions and Elections
All-Union Agreement (AUA) Petitions
There are five different petitions concerning elections conducted pursuant to the Colorado Labor Peace Act § 8-3-108. Each petition relates to a different party that may be requesting the election concerning the authorization or revocation of an All-Union Agreement (AUA). These petitions must be filed with the Division of Labor Standards and Statistics, Colorado Department of Labor and Employment in duplicate with original signatures each recognized by a notary public. If the petition is filed by the employees, there need not be a duplicate list of the signatories.
- Petitions for AUA election authorization
- Petitions for the revocation of an AUA agreement
Collective Bargaining Unit (CBU) Petitions
There are five separate petitions concerning elections conducted pursuant to the Colorado Labor Peace Act § 8-3-107 regarding the selection and/or continuance of a Collective Bargaining Unit (CBU). Again, each petition relates to a specific party that may submit a petition. As with the previous noted petitions, these should be filed with the Division of Labor Standards and Statistics in duplicate with original signatures. As previously stated all petitions submitted must be certified by a notary public.
- Petitions for the recognition of a CBU
- Petitions for decertification of a CBU
Although the petitions should be self-explanatory, should you have any questions please contact the Division of Labor Standards and Statistics at 303-318-8060.
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