The pandemic has dramatically exposed the vital role that care workers play in our society. As child care centers and schools closed and nursing homes became COVID-19 hotspots, families have strained to juggle work and other responsibilities while taking care of loved ones.
End the Subminimum Tipped Wage
If it’s passed by Congress, President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 relief proposal would do a lot more than fund relief payments and vaccine rollouts. It would also raise the wage floor for all U.S. workers — and give a particularly long overdue raise to restaurant servers, taxi drivers, manicurists, and other tipped workers.
Essential Workers Take the Risk, CEOs Take the Reward
Every week, millions of us walk into a Walgreens drugstore without giving it a second thought.
Workers Need Paid Sick Leave ASAP
Late last year, Congress allowed federal mandatory emergency paid leave benefits to expire. That left millions of American workers more vulnerable to catching — and spreading — COVID-19.
We Need an Essential Workers Bill of Rights
During the pandemic, essential workers have become public heroes. These frontline workers include tens of millions of retail employees, from those who stock our grocery shelves to those filling orders for Amazon.
“I’m Really Worried About My Rent,” Says Laid Off Airport Starbucks Worker
Union leaders from across Colorado gathered over Zoom for a press conference on daily conditions for essential workers.
New Poll Shows Coloradans’ Overwhelming Support for Increasing Overtime Pay
Coloradans overwhelmingly support on overhaul to the state’s outdated overtime pay rules, according to a new poll released last week.
Report: Ultra-conservative Wisconsin foundation takes aim at Colorado public education, labor unions
Recent reports have revealed that the Wisconsin-based Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation has quietly descended on Colorado in an effort to undermine teachers unions and public education.
Right to Work for less laws and the lying politicians who promote them
Colorado State Rep. Justin Everett (R-Littleton) posted this on Facebook recently. It’s an assertion without evidence that “contrary to what you may have heard…wages go up and unemployment goes down” in so-called “Right to Work” states.
Colorado unions saw increased membership in 2016 despite downward national trends
Colorado unions saw increased membership in 2016 despite downward national trends, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics annual report.