Thursday, January 6, 2011

Hick’s pick for labor has the GOP concerned

A place at the table and an understanding of the dynamics at play are what Colorado’s small-business community says it is expecting of newly designated Department of Labor and Employment chief Ellen Golombek.

The announcement Monday of the labor appointment by Democratic Gov.-Elect John Hickenlooper stirred up passions among Republicans, who said the development was bad for business. They cited Golombek’s ties to organized labor, including her onetime leadership of the Colorado AFL-CIO. Golombek is currently the state director for America Votes, an organization whose stated purpose is to “advance progressive policies, expand access to the ballot, coordinate issue advocacy and election campaigns, and protect every American’s right to vote.” Read More

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