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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

4-07-1840 Tenants in upstate New York issue a 'Declaration of Independence', beginning a five-year Anti-Rent War [more]

5-07-1934 Two strikers are killed fighting police, scabs, and the National Guard during the San Francisco longshoremen's strike [more]

6-07-1892 Striking workers defeat and force the surrender of Pinkerton agents during the Homestead Strike in Pennsylvania [more]

8-07-1966 The largest strike in aviation history begins, shutting down 60 per cent of the US airline industry for six weeks [more]

10-07-1902 112 miners die in an explosion in the Rolling Mill Mine in Pennsylvania [more]

12-07-1933 The Screen Actors Guild holds its first meeting. Among those attending: future horror movie star and union activist, Boris Karloff. [more]

15-07-1959 Half a million steelworkers across the country strike for a pay increase in their new contract [more]

16-07-1934 The San Francisco Labor Council calls a city-wide general strike in support of longshoremen, which succeeds in winning most of the workers' main demands after four days. [more]

18-07-1969 African American hopsital workers in South Carolina win union recognition after a 113-day strike [more]

20-07-1899 Newsboys in New York go on strike against press giants Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst [more]

21-07-1877 The government attempts to violently suppress the great railroad strike in Pennsylvania [more]

22-07-1916 A bomb was is set off during a parade in San Francisco, killing 10 and injuring 40. Labour organizer Tom Mooney,and Warren Billings, a shoe worker, were convicted of the crime, but both were pardoned 23 years later [more]

25-07-1907 Trotskyist labor organizer and leader of the 1934 Minneapolis teamsters' strike Farrell Dobbs is born [more]

26-07-1877 Thirty workers are killed in the Battle of Halsted Street Viaduct during the railroad strike in Chicago. [more]

29-07-1970 The United Farm Workers sign their first collective bargaining agreement with California grape growers [more]

30-07-1975 Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa disappears from a parking lot in Oakland County and is never seen again [more]