Introduction and Instructions to the Labor Peace Act 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, 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.

The petitions for the authorization for an AUA election may be submitted by the following:

1. The employees
2. The collective bargaining unit for the employees
3. The employer

The petitions for the revocation of an AUA agreement may be submitted by the following:

1. The employees
2. The employer

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 in duplicate with original signatures.  As previously stated all petitions submitted must be certified by a notary public.

The petitions for the recognition of a CBU may be submitted by the following:

1. The employees
2. The employer
3. The representative of any CBU

The petitions for the decertification of a CBU may be submitted by the following:

1. The employees
2. The employer

Although the petitions should be self-explanatory; should you have any questions please contact the Division of Labor at 303-318-8453 or 303-318-8459.