The Denver Post - - BUSINESS - — Aldo Svaldi, The Den­ver Post

The Moun­tain States Em­ploy­ers Coun­cil, which has as­sisted em­ploy­ers in Colorado and the re­gion for nearly eight decades, has short­ened its name so it can broaden its base.

This week, the non­profit group be­came the Em­ploy­ers Coun­cil, part of a push to grow its mem­ber­ship be­yond Colorado, Utah and Arizona, the three states in which it is cur­rently most ac­tive.

“More and more in this day and age, those mem­bers need as­sis­tance out­side of where their main head­quar­ters are. They have op­er­a­tions in other states,” said pres­i­dent and CEO Mike Sev­erens.

The coun­cil was started in 1935 by Den­ver com­pa­nies af­ter the pas­sage of the Na­tional La­bor Re­la­tions Act, which made it eas­ier for work­ers to union­ize.

Cur­rently, the group has 60 em­ploy­ment law at­tor­neys on staff and 70 hu­man re­sources con­sul­tants to as­sist mem­bers. It also pro­vides HR staff train­ing and tem­po­rary HR staff.

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