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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]

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]

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]