Monday, February 11, 2013

Survey finds support for collective bargaining

Posted By on Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 5:29 PM

Do you support collective bargaining for Colorado firefighters?

According to a survey conducted by Meyers Research, if you don't, you — and Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach — are in the minority of Coloradans.

From the press release:

Results from a statewide survey released today by Myers Research reveals strong voter support (86%) for ensuring collective bargaining rights for Colorado fire fighters. (See attached memo.) The timely results of this survey are arriving just as a firefighter collective bargaining bill, Senate Bill 13-025, passed the Senate on Tuesday, February 6, 2013, and moves to the House.

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The survey of over 600 voters in Colorado in late January has a margin of error of +/- 4.0. (See attached memo.) Respondents were asked the question:

And as it relates to firefighters in Colorado, do you favor or oppose allowing firefighters to negotiate with local governments over issues like better safety equipment, ensuring safe staffing levels, and health care and survivorship benefits if they are killed in the line of duty?

Collective_bargaining_survey.pdf

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