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Today's news - Colorado

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]

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]

This month in labour history

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]

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]

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

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]