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Colorado nail salon workers face chronic air pollution, elevated cancer risk 2019-05-08 [Science Daily]

Kroger union workers ratify contract 2019-05-05 [Daily Sentinel]

King Soopers Union Workers Ratify Contract With Grocer 2019-05-05 [AP]

King Soopers union workers ratify new deal with grocery chain 2019-05-04 [Denver Post]

Some legal immigrants in marijuana jobs denied citizenship 2019-04-06 [SD Union-Trib]

King Soopers and Workers Reach Tentative Deal To Avoid Strike 2019-03-26 [Colorado Public Radio]

King Soopers, workers union reach agreement to avoid strike; union workers to vote on deal 2019-03-25 [FOX]

Negotiations Resume Between King Soopers and Union 2019-03-25 [CBS]

Little progress as King Soopers, union negotiate contract 2019-03-24 [Denver Post]

King Soopers union employees authorized to strike 2019-03-19 [Denver (KKTV)]

Kroger union workers reject contract, vote to authorize strike 2019-03-16 [Daily Sentinel]

King Soopers employees vote overwhelmingly to strike: 12,000 UFCW employees 2019-03-16 [Denver Channel]

Strike Vote Begins For King Soopers Union Workers 2019-03-15 [CBS]

King Soopers workers planning strike vote, cite 'little progress' in talks with grocer 2019-03-08 [The Gazette]

Contract talks break down between King Soopers workers, Kroger 2019-03-08 [KOAA News 5]

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]

This month in labour history

1-05-1896 Between 300,000 to half a million workers went on strike and rallies were held throughout the United States, with the cry, "Eight-hour day with no cut in pay". [more]

2-05-1843 "Mill girls" – overwhelmingly female textile workers – walked out on strike in Massachusetts for better conditions. [more]

2-05-1968 4,000 workers in the Hamtramck auto plant in Detroit walked out against speed up. Several black strikers met in a bar opposite and founded the Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement to organise black workers. [more]

4-05-1886 A bomb is thrown during a demonstration against police violence in Haymarket Square, Chicago. The ensuing police riot and trials of anarchists, known as the Haymarket affair, eventually give birth to May Day as international workers' day. [more]

5-05-1886 Nine striking workers are shot dead by the National Guard at the Rolling Mills Steel Factory in Bay View, Milwaukee [more]

6-05-1935 The Works Progress Administration is established by executive order - it will provide work for millions of Americans. [more]

6-05-1937 Four hundred tobacco workers, earning just $3 per week, stage a walkout in Richmond, Virginia [more]

7-05-1912 New York City waiters and waitresses walked out on strike [more]

8-05-1926 A. Philip Randolph founds the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. [more]

9-05-1913 The garment workers strike at Cohoes could become an international incident after it emerges that Italian migrant workers are being forced to break the strike. [more]

11-05-1894 Three thousands Pullman railroad workers in Chicago begin a wildcat strike. [more]

12-05-1902 John Mitchell of the UMWA cals for a national strike, beginning the Anthracite Coal Strike which will last five months. [more]

13-05-1893 Western Federation of Miners formed in Butte, Montana. [more]

13-05-1980 Douglas Fraser of the UAW becomes the first union representative on the board a major US corporation after Chystler's stockholders vote him on. [more]

15-05-1946 489 city workers in Rochester, NY were sacked for organising a union. They protested the next day, and sympathy strikes began, growing to a general strike, when bosses caved and reinstated the sacked workers. [more]

15-05-1935 Folk singer, labor organiser and IWW member Utah Phillips is born. [more]

16-05-1934 Minneapolis Teamsters went on strike, shutting down almost all commercial transport in the city. The dispute lasted over three months, ending with most of the workers’ demands being met in a landmark win. [more]

17-05-1946 The US govt seized the nation's railroads to stop a nationwide strike. Workers walked out anyway and only the President's threat to draft the strikers and call up the army to run the railroads forced them back to work. [more]

18-05-1928 "Big Bill" Haywood, former mineworker and founding member of the Industrial Workers of the World revolutionary union, dies in Moscow. [more]

19-05-1920 A gun battle between the people of Matewan and Baldwin Felts detectives leaves ten people dead. [more]

21-05-1945 The US government took over the bituminous coal mines to try to break a six-week miners' strike. The miners held out, forcing the govt to grant workers' demands which had been unacceptable to the operators. [more]

22-05-1942 In Cleveland the Steelworkers Organizing Committee voted to become a union: the United Steelworkers of America [more]

25-05-1946 President Truman comes within three minutes of drafting the nation's railroad workers into the army to suppress a proposed strike, but the union leaders and employers settle just before the presiden't ultimatum comes into effect. [more]

26-05-1937 UAW organisers are attacked and beaten by Ford security men in Dearborn, Michigan, in an incident which greatly increases support for the union. [more]

28-05-1946 Workers in Rochester, New York, stage a successful one day general strike for the right to form unions. [more]

29-05-1990 The Justice for Janitors strike of ISS cleaners in Los Angeles begins. [more]

29-05-1941 Disney Studios animators in LA strike for union recognition. 16 were fired. [more]

29-05-1946 The Rochester general strike ended after just one day with victory for the workers. They won reinstatement for hundreds of city workers who had been sacked for forming a union, dropping of all charges, and recognition of the union. [more]

30-05-1937 Ten workers are shot dead by Chicago police during a strike at the Republic Steel Mill. [more]

31-05-1921 The Sacco and Vanzetti trial begins in Dedham, Massachusetts. [more]