Collective Bargaining

About SB230

In the 2022 Legislative Session, Senate Bill 230, Collective Bargaining for Counties, passed. The bill creates a framework for collective bargaining in counties, and goes into effect July 1, 2023.

Beginning July 1, 2023, the act grants the public employees of a county with a population of 7,500 people or more  the right to:

  • Organize, form, join, or assist an employee organization or refrain from doing so;
  • Engage in collective bargaining;
  • Engage in other concerted activities for the purpose of collective bargaining or other mutual aid or protection;
  • Communicate with other county employees and with employee organization representatives and receive and distribute literature regarding employee organization issues; and
  • Have an exclusive representative at formal discussions concerning a grievance, a personnel policy or practice, or any other condition of employment.

Personal Information Opt Out

There are two situations covered under SB230 that require Grand County to provide employees' personal information: 

  • At the end of each calendar quarter, the County shall provide Home Address, Home and Personal Cellular Telephone Numbers, and Personal email addresses to the Exclusive Representative for each County employee in the Bargaining Unit.
  • Within 10 days after the Director (Labor Standards and Statistics) determines that there is a sufficient showing of interest to organize, the County shall provide the employee's name, job title, work location, home address, personal email address(es), and home or cellular telephone numbers of employees in the appropriate Bargaining Unit to the petitioning Employee Organization(s).

You can direct the County not to provide your personal information by completing this form. You can also obtain a form by contacting HR at