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Denver: Immigrant teachers threatened with deportation if they join the strikes 2019-02-21 [The Guardian]

Few Colorado workers get paid time off to care for a new baby or sick family member. Changing that is a key goal for Democrats. 2019-02-18 [Colorado Sun]

This is what Denver teachers got after 3 days on strike 2019-02-15 [CNN]

The Denver teachers strike is over. They won 2019-02-14 [Vox]

Denver Public Schools, union reach tentative agreement to end city’s first teachers strike in 25 years 2019-02-14 [Denver Post]

Denver teachers fight against austerity 2019-02-14 [Education International]

Day 2 recap of Denver strike: Everything you need to know about picketing, bargaining, legal threats, and the view from schools 2019-02-13 [Chalkbeat]

As the Denver district and teachers union battle over pay, the public has its say 2019-02-13 [Chalkbeat]

Thousands of Denver teachers are on strike, and students are joining them 2019-02-12 [CNN]

Denver teachers go on strike after failing to reach pay deal 2019-02-12 [WNCT]

Denver is so expensive that teachers have to get creative to make ends meet 2019-02-12 [CNN]

Denver teachers strike to dismantle pay-for-performance system 2019-02-12 [Washington Post]

First Denver teachers strike in 25 years set for Monday after union ends contract talks with school district 2019-02-11 [Denver Post]

Ten things to watch as Denver teachers go on strike 2019-02-11 [Chalkbeat]

Denver teacher strike: What to know 2019-02-11 [USAToday]

CU Boulder grad student workers' push for union comes amid national movement 2019-02-11 [Daily Camera]

The Denver Teacher Strike Is On: Union Breaks Off Contract Negotiations 2019-02-11 [CPR]

Denver teachers threaten to strike after state refused to intervene 2019-02-07 [Washington Post]

Denver Public Schools teachers set a strike date for 11 February. 2019-02-07 [CBS4]

Denver teachers are on the brink of a strike. Here’s how we got here and what could be next 2019-02-01 [Chalkbeat]

Denver teachers union asks state not to intervene in dispute with Denver Public Schools 2019-01-29 [Denver Channel]

Denver Teacher Strike Scabs Could Include Central Office Personnel 2019-01-27 [Deutsch29]

Millions in administrator bonuses revealed as Denver teachers prep for strike 2019-01-25 [No. Denver News]

Denver: Administrators Get Bonuses as Teachers Plan Strike 2019-01-25 [Diane Ravitch]

DPS apologizes after threat to report striking teachers on visas to immigrant officials 2019-01-25 [KDVR]

Denver teachers vote overwhelmingly to go on strike over base pay 2019-01-23 [USA Today]

Denver public school teachers vote to strike over pay, incentives 2019-01-23 [Reuters]

The DPS Teachers Contract Has Expired. Union Members Will Vote On Whether To Strike 2019-01-20 [CO Peb Radio]

Denver And Los Angeles: Two Cities Trying To Negotiate A New Deal With Teachers 2019-01-20 [NPR]

The clock is ticking as Denver teachers, students and families brace for strike 2019-01-17 [7 abc Denver]

Not Out To Lunch: Businesses That Rely On Federal Workers Suffer The Shutdown 2019-01-06 [NPR]

Alongside Those Federal Workers Sidelined By The Shutdown? Their Favorite Lunch Spots 2019-01-05 [Colorado Public Radio]

Colorado passes Amendment A, voting to officially abolish prison slavery 2018-11-08 [Vox]

United Airlines catering workers in Denver, four other cities, vote to unionize 2018-11-01 [Denver Post]

3 workers injured in oil tank battery fire in Weld County 2018-10-28 [FOX]

Trane air conditioner workers to vote on union 2018-10-26 [Pueblo Chieftain]

United Airlines Catering Kitchen Workers Vote To Unionize 2018-10-25 [Denver Patch]

Meatpacker, Muslim Workers in US Settle Bias Dispute 2018-09-16 [VOA]

$1.5M settlement for Muslim workers fired in prayer dispute 2018-09-15 [The Financial Post]

Denver Intl Airpot workers rallying for higher pay 2018-08-25 [NBC]

Airport workers want to ask Denver voters for a higher minimum wage 2018-08-24 [KUSA]

Planned Parenthood Drops Its Fight Against Unionizing Workers in Colorado 2018-08-19 [Rewire News]

CO Workers Earn, Use More Vacation Days Than Any Other State 2018-08-09 [USNews]

Workers’ rights, women’s rights need not clash 2018-08-02 [CO Politics]

An Attack From Teachers Unions Has The Colorado Governor Race All Shook Up 2018-06-25 [Huff Post]

CO to investigate construction worker misclassification 2018-06-13 [Construction Dive]

Planned Parenthood is asking Donald Trump labor board for help busting its Colorado union 2018-05-24 [Intercept]

Pueblo teachers union votes to approve new contract deal 2018-05-14 [ABC]

D60 teacher strike comes to an end Sunday 2018-05-14 [KOAA]

District 60 teacher strike: What you need to know 2018-05-13 [KKTV]

This month in labour history

1-02-1864 The Collar Laundry Union was formed in New York, the first women's union in US history, led by Kate Mullany. Over the next few years the women increase their wages from $2 to $14 a week. [more]

4-02-1924 IWW members took on the Ku Klux Klan, patrolling the streets of Greenville, Maine, after the KKK tried to threaten IWW union organisers: “We are going to stick, and if the Klan wants to start something, the IWW are going to finish it” [more]

4-02-1869 IWW and SPUSA leader Big Bill Haywood is born in Salt Lake City, Utah. [more]

4-02-1919 The General Strike Committee meets in Seattle, and makes preparations for an all-out labour stoppage [more]

5-02-1913 17-year-old Ida Braiman is shot dead by a contractor during the garment workers' strike in Rochester, NY. [more]

6-02-1919 A total of 60,000 of Seattle's population of 315,000 join the general strike on its first day [more]

8-02-1919 Workers in Butte, Montana responded to a dollar per day wage cut by launching a general strike. To prevent disunity, workers formed a Workers and Soldiers Council to conduct the strike. [more]

11-02-1937 The 6 week-long sit-down strike at General Motors in Flint Michigan ends as GM agrees to recognize the UAW. [more]

12-02-1968 Sanitation workers in Memphis begin a strike for recognition. During this strike Martin Luther King Jr is murdered [more]

12-02-1968 The Memphis sanitation strike by African-American workers began in protest against mistreatment, discrimination, dangerous working conditions, and the recent deaths of two workers. They held out until April and won. [more]

13-02-1913 82-year-old labour activist Mother Jones was arrested in West Virginia for supporting a coal miners strike. Convicted in a military court she was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Pardoned after serving 85 days. [more]

14-02-1818 Frederick Douglass is born into slavery in Maryland. He will go on to become a titanic figure in the struggle against slavery, and in favour of universal suffrage and women's rights. [more]

14-02-1936 Goodyear workers in Ohio strike. They defy union orders to leave the plant & resist 150 sheriff's deputies. Threatening a general strike if a vigilante army was used, they won after a month. [more]

15-02-1913 A strike of rubber workers in #Akron organised by @_IWW union grew to 3,500 strikers. Earlier that month 300 workers at Firestone walked out and were eventually joined by 20K others but police violence & repression forced them to end it. [more]

18-02-1935 Tens of thousands of New Yorkers were stranded by a wildcat strike of elevator operators in the city. [more]

19-02-1866 The first union in Mississippi was created by African-American washerwomen. [more]

19-02-1986 The Farm Labourers Organizing Committee wins recognition at Campbell's Soup farms after years of struggle [more]

20-02-1919 The Elaine massacre took place in Arkansas. After black farm workers tried to organise for better pay, hundreds of African-Americans were murdered and tortured by white racists and security forces [more]

23-02-1910 Workers at the soon to be infamous Triangle Shirtwaist factory decided to end their five month long strike. They had won higher wages and reduced hours but failed to get union recognition. [more]

24-02-1944 320 men, mostly African-Americans were killed in explosion at the Port Chicago naval base. 50 African-American servicemen who then protested against unsafe conditions were court-martialed and sentenced to 8-15 years hard labour. [more]

24-02-1939 US Supreme Court ruled sitdown strikes illegal. [more]

27-02-1881 African-American laundresses in Atlanta, Georgia, went on strike and were successful in raising wages and establishing a union. [more]

27-02-1939 Supreme Court rules that sit-down strikes violate property owners' rights and are therefore illegal. [more]