Last Saturday I reported that thousands of Colorado state employees who never signed up to join a union were barraged with membership cards from the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) — one of the union partners in the “Colorado WINS” coalition brought to life by Governor Bill Ritter’s 2007 executive order.
Well, apparently, AFSCME somehow reversed their membership and non-membership lists, and in the process annoyed a lot of state workers and wasted tons of paper. As to where they found the home addresses, the State of Colorado says it didn’t hand them out. And I guess AFSCME isn’t telling.
Click the play button below (or follow this link) to hear a 10-minute podcast as state employee and “The Biggest Loser” Dave Ohmart explains what went down, as well as how Colorado WINS has been working to make itself at home in state government and what may be on tap for its 2010 legislative agenda: