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State Senate OKs legislation expanding workers comp to cover PTSD 2017-04-20 [CO Politics]

Famed labor leader Cesar Chavez honored in Colorado Springs 2017-04-09 [Gazette]

US: helping former prisoners rebuild their lives after incarceration 2017-03-28 [Equal Times]

Unionized Peninsula Animal Control Officers Plan Strike Friday 2017-03-17 [Redwood City Patch]

Union membership rises; now near 27-year high 2017-02-23 [Denver Biz Jrnl]

Local workers fired after not going to work on *A Day Without Immigrants* 2017-02-19 [FOX]

Uncertainty on overtime rules deepens, leaving workers and employers in limbo 2016-12-03 [Denver Post]

Striking Workers To Demonstrate At Denver International Airport 2016-11-29 [CBS Denver]

Colorado to vote on Medicare for all 2016-10-11 [Workers Independent News]

Labor groups, religious leaders rally in Denver for $15 an hour minimum wage 2016-09-13 [Denver Post]

In Cargill labor dispute, Colorado regulator findings side with fired workers 2016-08-13 [Star Tribune]

Muslim Workers Win UI Benefits Despite Gov Cargill Objections 2016-08-12 [Bloomberg]

Unionized janitors in Denver metro area ratify new contract 2016-07-01 [Denver Post]

Seeing disrespect from city, Boulder workers union declares contract talks impasse 2016-06-26 [Daily Camera]

Assistance available for nuclear weapons, uranium workers in Grand Junction 2016-06-18 [US DoL]

Fearing job cuts, Denver Post journalists rally against their hedge fund owner 2016-06-18 [CO Independent]

US Foods Strikes Continue With Sympathy From Denver Workers 2016-05-20 [CBS]

Dozens of warehouse workers on strike claiming unfair labor practices 2016-04-30 [FOX]

Wage complaints pile up 2016-04-25 [Daily Camera]

Wage complaints surge amid labor protests over claims of payroll fraud, abuse of workers 2016-04-23 [Daily Camera]

Equal pay: How 13 Colorado cities rank for working women 2016-04-12 [9News]

Effort to turn Colorado into right-to-work state dies 2016-04-05 [Denver Biz Jrnl]

Why I’m proud to be a union woman 2016-03-27 [Pueblo Chieftain]

Ski instructors in Beaver Creek push to form union 2016-03-04 [Daily Camera]

State Senate OKs bill turning state into right-to-work territory 2016-02-23 [Denver Biz Jrnl]

Labor protesters allege unfair wage practices at Boulder hotel site 2016-02-11 [Daily Camera]

Union Membership Ratifies Four-Year Labor Contract at Stillwater Mine and Columbus Processing Facilities 2016-02-02 [Forex TV]

Muslim Meat Plant Workers Fired over Prayer Protest 2016-01-23 [NPQ]

Cargill changes hiring policy following dispute involving Muslim workers 2016-01-09 [Star Tribune]

Somali Union Workers Fired for Wildcat Strike 2016-01-05 [Counter Punch]

Workers Fired for Illegal Strike 2016-01-04 [Huffington Post]

Cheap shrimp for a party comes with a heavy human cost 2016-01-03 [Daily Sentinel]

Nearly 200 Muslim workers fired over prayer dispute in Colorado 2016-01-02 [KUSA-TV]

Meat-Processing Plant Fires Nearly 200 Workers Amid Muslim Prayer Dispute — and CAIR Is Getting Involved 2016-01-02 [The Blaze]

One hundred and ninety Muslim workers at meat processing plant are fired after striking when told they could not pray during their shift 2016-01-02 [Daily Mail]

Somali workers fired at Cargil packing plant in prayer dispute 2016-01-01 [Reuters]

Muslim workers in Fort Morgan Cargill Meat Solutions fired over prayer dispute walkout 2015-12-31 [Denver Post]

King Soopers reaches deal with 10,000 union workers 2015-12-14 [CBS]

RFTA, Aspen bus drivers reach tentative labor deal 2015-12-08 [Aspen Times]

RFTA, union to begin collective 
bargaining talks in December 2015-11-14 [Aspen Daily News]

Denver police union files lawsuit over body camera program 2015-11-05 [Denver Post]

Teachers and Parents Recall Hostile, Tea Party School Board Members 2015-11-05 [Labor Notes]

Ski instructors look into joining a union 2015-11-01 [Summit Daily]

Unions provide pathway for Latinos 2015-10-30 [Gazette]

Beaver Creek ski instructors look to unionize 2015-10-23 [KOAA]

Beaver Creek ski instructors are working to unionize 2015-10-22 [The Times]

A Different Way of Doing Business: New Belgium Brewing 2015-09-09 [U.S. Department of Labor]

Oil industry touts the rise of training networks, but 2014 was among the deadliest for workers 2015-09-27 [Denver Post]

Low morale, pay strain state workers 2015-09-19 [Colorado Statesman]

Union president voices concerns over potential RFTA negotiator 2015-09-11 [Aspen Daily News]

This month in labour history

10-04-1930 Dolores Huerta, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]

11-04-1934 Frank Norman is murdered by the Ku Klux Klan for organising citrus workers irrespective of their race. [more]

11-04-1974 United Mine Workers President W. A. “Tony” Boyle is found guilty of first-degree murder, for ordering the 1969 assassination of union reformer Joseph A. “Jock” Yablonski. Yablonski, his wife and daughter were murdered on December 30, 1969. [more]

14-04-1939 'The Grapes of Wrath', John Steinbeck's classic novel about itinerant labor, strikes and the Great Depression, is published. [more]

15-04-1889 Birth of labour and civil rights leader A. Phillip Randolph [more]

20-04-1914 As many as 25 miners and family members, including women and children, are massacred by company guards during a strike in Ludlow, Colorado. [more]

21-04-1967 New York Governor Rockefeller signs the Taylor Law, allowing unions in the public sector, but banning strikes. [more]

24-04-1999 The ILWU halts shipping on the West Coast in solidarity with Mumia Abu-Jamal. [more]