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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]

Why we shouldn't be surprised by the teacher strike in Pueblo 2018-05-12 [9NEWS]

Union town rallies around striking teachers--regardless of politics 2018-05-11 [Mic]

Colorado Springs firefighters union to get City Council vote on collective bargaining ballot item 2018-05-09 [Gazette]

Transformation of laws for gig economy halted for more talks 2018-05-08 [Denver Biz Jrnl]

Companies offering sign-on bonuses during labor shortage 2018-05-03 [9News]

After teacher rallies, the work shifts to the local community level, Colorado union president says 2018-05-01 [Chalkbeat]

State Senator Bob Gardner of Colorado Springs, sponsor of teacher strike ban, will not jail teachers, but unions are still a target 2018-04-28 [Chalkbeat]

State Senate bill seeks to punish teachers with jail time should they go on strike 2018-04-25 [Denver Channel]

Teachers Plan to Walk Out, Descend on Legislature to Demand Higher Pay, Better Funding 2018-04-16 [Diane Ravitch]

Metro Denver service workers face shrinking pool of affordable homes 2018-04-08 [Denver Post]

Denver Public Schools,Union Agree To One-Year Contract Extension 2018-03-18 [CBS]

Community gathers to honor construction workers who died in Denver fire 2018-03-18 [FOX]

Higher pay, bathroom breaks among guarantees for RTD bus drivers, train operators in new 3-year contract 2018-03-16 [Denver Post]

RTD union workers not allowed to strike, CO official rules 2018-02-24 [Denver Post]

Cripple Creek, CO, 1894: The Time a State Militia Came to Help Strikers, not Hurt Them 2018-02-12 [Progressive]

Older Workers Say Age Discrimination Is Widespread, Though Stats Are Hard To Find 2018-01-02 [Colorado Public Radio]

Workers, advocates celebrate settlements in SkyHouse Denver wage case 2017-12-21 [The Post]

Justice Department Settles U.S. Worker Discrimination Claims Against Crop Production Services Inc 2017-12-19 [DOJ]

Workers burned at oil site were doing routine maintenance 2017-11-18 [Seattle Times]

Three workers suffer severe burns in gas-line fire in Weld County 2017-11-17 [Denver Post]

Local AT&T union workers strike, demand fair contract: Local union workers join the nat'l strike effort 2017-05-22 [ABC]

Boulder moves to expand living wage-program for city workers 2017-04-26 [Daily Camera]

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]

This month in labour history

1-11-1962 Strike at New York Daily News by the Newspaper Guild precedes a larger strike at multiple newspapers [more]

1-11-1918 Scab driver crashes a NYC subway train during labour dispute: 97 die, 255 injured. [more]

1-11-1835 Philadelphia - first general strike in US history - for a 10 hour. [more]

1-11-1919 Some 400,000 soft coal miners strike for higher wages and shorter hours. [more]

2-11-1909 150 arrested in IWW free speech fight, Spokane, Washington [more]

2-11-1920 SPUSA and railway workers' union leader Eugene V. Debs receives nearly one million votes for Presidency of the United States. [more]

3-11-1921 Striking milk truck drivers in New York City dump thousands of gallons of milk on the streets. [more]

5-11-1885 Eugene V. Debs, leading figure in the railway workers unions, the IWW and the American Socialist Party, was born. [more]

9-11-1935 The Committee for Industrial Organization is formed, breaking away from the American Federation of Labor. [more]

10-11-1933 America's first Depression-era sit-down strike occurs at the Hormel food plant in Austin, Minnesota. [more]

11-11-1831 Slave rebellion leader Nat Turner is hanged for his role leading a slave revolt 3 months earlier in Virginia. [more]

12-11-1892 Workers in New Orleans win a 10 hour day and overtime pay, after a four-day general strike led by racially integrated unions [more]

13-11-1974 Oil, Chemical & Atomic Workers union activist Karen Silkwood dies in suspicious car crash while driving documents to a reporter. [more]

14-11-1938 Foundation of the National Federation of Telephone Workers (later Communications Workers of America) in New Orleans. [more]

18-11-1938 The Congress of Industrial Organisations elects John L. Lewis as its first president [more]

19-11-1915 Joe Hill, a Swedish-American organiser for the Industrial Workers of the World, is framed and executed for murder in Utah. [more]

20-11-1896 Rose Pesotta born. Anarchist labour activist & only woman on board of Intl Ladies’ Garment Workers Union (ILGWU). [more]

26-11-1913 Wobblies Joe Ettor Arturo Giovannitti and Joseph Caruso acquitted for murdering picket Anna LoPizzo during the Lawrence textile workers strike. [more]

27-11-1884 Anarchist A.R. Parsons addresses a Thanksgiving Day hunger march in Chicago. [more]

29-11-1980 Dorothy Day, suffragist, Christian anarchist, and founder of the Catholic Worker movement, dies today in New York City aged 83. [more]