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Colorado lawmakers kill sheepherder labor bill

DENVER – The Colorado Senate Agriculture Committee has killed a bill to set up a task force to resolve sheepherders’ complaints against employers.

Ranchers and farmers told lawmakers they are already discussing options to help sheepherders and that a law isn’t necessary to bring them to the table.

Backers of the legislation say foreign workers are sometimes subjected to 90-hour work weeks for anywhere from $600 to $750 a month on ranches in the West, with no running water and no days off.


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