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Today's news - Colorado

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]

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]

This month in labour history

1-01-1966 At 8.02am a transport strike begins across New York City. Strikers will win a 15% pay rise, and other benefits, after 12 days. [more]

2-01-1920 Thousands of US labor activists are arrested in the 'Palmer Raids' during the first Red Scare. [more]

3-01-1917 Trial of labour organizer Tom Mooney begins in San Francisco for Preparedness Day bombing. He was framed & serves 22 years. [more]

4-01-1966 Transport Workers Union of America leader Mike Quill arrested for violating an anti-strike court injunction in 4-day old 35000-member strike. [more]

4-01-1965 Start of victorious 28-day strike by 8000 New York City social workers over better conditions for welfare recipients. [more]

7-01-1920 Five elected members of the New York state assembly belonging to the Socialist Party are refused their seats. [more]

11-01-1912 The 'Bread and Roses' strike began in Lynn Massachusetts. The strike was begun and led by mainly immigrant women. [more]

11-01-1937 Police beat and arrest UAW members during the great sit-down strike in Flint, Michigan [more]

13-01-1874 Mounted police from the NYPD violently attack a demonstration of unemployed workers in Tompkins Square Park. [more]

15-01-1929 Birth of civil rights activist and labor movement supporter Martin Luther King, Jr [more]

17-01-1915 The song 'Solidarity Forever' by Ralph Chaplin is first sung, on a hunger march through Chicago organised by Lucy Parsons. [more]

22-01-1969 Black workers at the Eldon Chrysler plant in Detroit march on the autoworkers' union with a list of grievances. The workers had formed ELRUM - the Eldon Revolutionary Union Movement - and they called a strike the next day. [more]

23-01-1913 Joe Hill's song 'Mr. Block', extolling the virtues of industrial unionism, is first published in the IWW's newpaper. [more]

27-01-1850 Samuel Gompers, founder of the American Federation of Labor, is born. [more]

29-01-1834 Federal troops are used to break a strike for the first time in America, on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal [more]

31-01-1938 12,000 pecan shellers, most of them Hispanic women, strike for higher wages and civil rights in San Antonio, Texas. [more]