Dave Ohmart, the unofficial “non-union rep” for Colorado state government, finally has his Colorado Loses website up and running. Look for newsletters, events, and relevant legal information pertaining to employee rights in state government.
Colorado Loses is the clever foil to the Colorado WINS union organizing coalition:
Colorado WINS, the big state employee union, recently held a convention. Union loyalists were shown a video depicting flood and famine â€“ images from the Gulf Coast of slums, Hurricane-ravaged homes and the like. The moral of the story: state employees are the only line of defense Colorado has against, uh, Hurricanes. No, floods. Wait, Iâ€™m confused.
Hurricane Katrina was a tragedy, but it has nothing to do with our state government. Nor does the healthy dose of Bush-bashing members partook in, either. Itâ€™s OK for Colorado WINS to acknowledge openly that it exists to play politics. Whatâ€™s another word for â€œrepresentationâ€ before government? Oh, right, â€œlobbying.â€
Invoking real tragedy as a cover for raw politicking stoops pretty low.
Anyway, I’ll stick with Dave Ohmart and Colorado Loses.