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Colorado workers on front lines of coronavirus say they lack resources, training 2020-03-19 [OutThere]

Colorado teachers plan to rally at the Capitol again this year — and at least one district will cancel classes 2020-03-02 [Chalkbeat]

Construction workers can build a home, but not buy one, in metro Denver: Vast majority of homes are out of reach for typical homebuilders 2020-03-01 [Denver Post]

Democrats' bill to give state workers bargaining power advances 2020-01-30 [CO Politics]

Unions fought for a higher minimum wage — and won 2020-01-24 [Politics]

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]

This month in labour history

6-03-1913 Joe Hill's song "There is Power in a Union" first appeared in the @_IWW union's Little Red Song Book. [more]

7-03-1860 Some 6,000 shoemakers, later joined by 20,000 other workers, are on strike in Lynn, Massachussets. They get wage increases but not recognition for their union. [more]

7-03-1920 “Hunger march” by the unemployed to the Ford factories in Dearborn, asking for help and hiring. Police shoot at crowd, killing 4 and injuring 60 people. [more]

7-03-1932 Unemployed workers stage a hunger march to the Ford complex at Dearborn, demanding workers be rehired. Police shoot at the demonstration, killing 4 and injuring 60 [more]

8-03-1926 Fur & Leather Workers Union (mostly women) went on strike in NYC, enduring beatings by police. They won a 10% raise and a five-day week. [more]

8-03-1942 Lucy Parsons, founding member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), and powerful orator for women, working people, and political prisoners died. [more]

9-03-1910 Westmoreland County Coal strikes begins, ending in 1911. It is known as the 'Slovak strike', as 70% of the miners are Slovakian. 16 people are killed. [more]

11-03-1950 TWU members at American Airlines win 11-day national strike, gaining what the union says was the first severance pay clause in industry. [more]

12-03-1912 The Bread and Roses strikers won all their demands. The strike was organized by mostly women workers and the Industrial Workers of the World and included 20,000 workers. [more]

12-03-1929 Lupe Anguiano, women's rights activist and labour organizer, is born. [more]

13-03-1830 The term “rat,” referring to a worker who betrays fellow workers, first appears in print in the New York Daily Sentinel [more]

15-03-1917 The Supreme Court approves the 8-hour day law as rail workers threaten national strike. [more]

15-03-1948 National strike by bituminous coal miners demanding pensions. [more]

18-03-1937 New York City police arrested striking Woolworth's store clerks - mostly women - who had occupied stores demanding a 40-hour workweek. [more]

31-03-1927 Cesar Chavez, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]