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We are a group of Boulder County employees who are forming a union to have a strong and positive voice at work. Like you, we work to provide crucial services to the residents of Boulder County. We are proud to work at Boulder County and want to make it the best workplace it can be. We are building a strong worker-led, democratic union which is run by and for its members 

We formed the Committee to Organize Boulder County which started meeting in 2020, building on past unionization efforts. We have built our committee over the last three years and are proud of what we have already accomplished (and what we can build over the next few years as more people get involved):

  • Recruited and built our grassroots, independent organizing committee for the last few years. (Join us! We meet weekly.)

  • Designed and distributed a Better Boulder County survey to gather information on issues. (Fill out our survey here and share it with your co-workers.)

  • Met multiple times in 2022 and 2023 with our County Administrator Jana Petersen and HR Director Julia Larsen with the goal of building a constructive labor-management relationship and ongoing communication around our issues as workers. We met with HR director Julia Larsen last on 5/24/23. (Want to get involved to help us shape future meetings? Join our Committee!)

  • At our request, County Admin Petersen informed supervisors and managers about the  Boulder County Neutrality Policy in the fall of 2022.

  • Met multiple times with our County Commissioners and have been in dialogue with them to secure their ongoing support for upholding the 2007 Boulder County Neutrality Policy. (Join our Legislative and Political Action efforts!)

  • Marched with fellow local labor members in the 2022 Louisville Labor Day Parade. (Join us for future Louisville Labor Day Parades!)

  • Collaborated with the Boulder Area Labor Council (BALC), the Emergency Workplace Organizing Committee (EWOC) and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) to get resources to strengthen our organizing efforts. (Do you have community connections to strengthen our movement? Please connect!)

  • Designed and built this website. (Want to help improve it? Let us know!)

  • Researched, debated and considered whether to continue organizing as an independent union or affiliate with a national union to strengthen our efforts. (Learn why we chose CWA here.)