The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) is our state’s most extensive higher education system. CCCS served roughly 113,000 students through 13 colleges in 2021, including 41% of all undergraduate Students of Color in higher education in Colorado. CCCS is also one of the last institutions students can rely on for a relatively affordable education: Colorado residents can expect to pay $4,600 in tuition annually as full-time students at a CCCS school.
McDonald’s workers in 15 U.S. cities recently staged a weeklong strike demanding a $15 hourly wage for every McDonald’s worker. McDonald’s resisted, pledging only to raise average wages to $13 an hour.
A former Colorado Amazon employee filed a complaint to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) last week alleging that the company fired her because she raised concerns over Amazon’s COVID-19 workplace health and safety standards.
Imagine having no recourse after being sexually harassed at work. Imagine the harassment being considered acceptable under current employment law because the sexual harassment did not happen frequently enough or was not severe enough.