COUNCIL DROPS MOUNTAIN STATES FROM ITS NAME
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.