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Gov. Polis backs collective bargaining for Colorado state workers’ union 2020-01-12 [KDVR]

January 9 is the most dangerous day of the year for Colorado workers 2020-01-09 [Denver Post]

Colorado’s Minimum Wage Increases To $12 Per Hour For more info 2020-01-02 [CBS]

Sysco Denver employee strike has ended, union says 2019-11-30 [NBC]

 VIDEO Teamsters union members go on strike at Sysco plant in Denver For more info 2019-11-19 [KDVR]

Denver Area: Teacher-Backed Candidates Sweep All But One School Board Races 2019-11-07 [Diane Ravitch]

VA Workers Rally in Aurora Against Trump’s Assault on Federal Labor Unions 2019-08-08 [Westword]

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]

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]