No clear winners among Colo. labor measures |

No clear winners among Colo. labor measures

DENVER ” Weeks of late-night negotiations between business groups and unions over labor proposals headed to Colorado ballots this fall may not have been too urgent after all.

A poll released Friday showed only lukewarm support among Colorado voters for any of the labor measures, including just 39 percent saying they’d vote for a right-to-work amendment unions say would make it harder for workers to bargain.

The telephone poll of 501 registered voters, conducted Sept. 19-23, showed slightly more people, 40 percent, planned to vote against the right-to-work amendment that would bar unions from requiring nonunion workers to pay dues.

The poll had a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percentage points.

That right-to-work amendment had union groups so worried they placed four pro-labor measures on ballots in response. The resulting stalemate lasted until Thursday, when the labor groups agreed to withdraw their amendments in exchange for $3 million from some other business groups to help fight the right-to-work measure.

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