CFB…URGENT ACTION NEEDED: SB21-87: Agricultural Workers’ Rights Must be AMENDED

This bill is the most consequential bill agriculture has faced in years.

TOMORROW JUNE 3RD: SB21-87: SB21-87: Agricultural Workers’ Rights will be heard in the House State Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs Committee. This bill is as BAD for farmers and ranchers as it is for our employees.

Workers deserve safe and dignified working conditions, but this bill is a complicated attempt to protect workers, creating needless, rigid, unrealistic standards that will decimate family farms and ranches, reduce workers’ paychecks and kill jobs across Colorado. It also sets up employers for frivolous and expensive lawsuits.

In your message, please include a personal story that shows how this bill will affect you. Here are some examples of what your message may say.

Legislators need to:

  • Change the whistleblower retaliation protection to match current law, not set different rules for agriculture employees. 
  • There must be flexibility for farmers and ranchers to work with the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.
  • Create consistency with current law and federal regulations for range workers.

We need a system that works for ALL of agriculture. Tell the  House State Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs Committee to amend SB21-87. Don’t put family farms out of business!

Time is running out to share your story. Fill out the Action Alert NOW!

TAKE ACTION NOW!

By Brian Allmer - The BARN

Brian Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.