Removes the exemption of agricultural employers and employees from the Colorado "Labor Peace Act" and authorizes agricultural employees to organize and join labor unions; engage in protected, concerted activity; and engage in collective bargaining; Removes the exemption of agricultural labor from state and local minimum wage laws;Is Colorado’s proposed ballot measure another attack on agriculture?
Colorado ranchers and farmers are fighting against a 2022 proposed ballot measure that they say is yet another attack on the state’s $47 billion agriculture industry.Should cows be castrated at birth on Colorado farms?
Melichar castrates the steers on her ranch at birth to keep the meat tender, which she said would also be prohibited. Worker safety is another concern, said northeastern Colorado dairy farmer Mary Kraft. Her farmhands artificially inseminate cows — which would be against the law if the ballot measure passes.What are the benefits of the Agricultural Labor Act?
Removes the exemption of agricultural labor from state and local minimum wage laws; Establishes a separate minimum wage for agricultural employees engaged in the range production of livestock on the open range;