Today in response to a letter released by Governor Hickenloper concerning Senate Bill 13-025, Mike Rogers, President of the Colorado International Association of Fire Fighters, issued the following statement:
“Colorado professional firefighters plan on moving forward with Senate Bill 25 and we look forward to any viable alternative that Governor Hickenlooper may present about firefighters collective bargaining rights. We want to learn more about Governor Hickenlooper’s plans for supporting firefighters having a legitimate voice in their communities around bargaining for safety equipment and other important work place issues. We feel there are still many ways to address Governor Hickenlooper’s issues with the existing bill and that is the strategy we will continue to pursue. Once these issues are worked out we hope Governor Hickenlooper will support it.
We appreciate that Governor Hickenlooper identified favorably with the positive impacts of collective bargaining during his time as mayor.”