Despite outcries from local workers and labor rights groups, Fort Collins City Council voted against raising the local minimum wage at its May 16 hearing. Minimum wage workers would have seen an increase in wages between two and five percent per year. The vote was 4-3 in favor of keeping the statewide minimum wage, which is $13.65 per hour, leaving many who showed up to voice their desire for a higher wage very disappointed.
Hick Criticized for Being Only CO Dem in Congress Who’s Not Sponsoring Bill to Raise Minimum Wage to $15
Although a $15 minimum wage provision of the COVID stimulus bill was tossed aside in the U.S. Senate Thursday, union organizations in Colorado aren’t giving up hope.
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.
Coloradans overwhelmingly support on overhaul to the state’s outdated overtime pay rules, according to a new poll released last week.
Community Activists Show Support for Local Minimum Wage Legislation Ahead of House Committee Hearing
Last Monday, state lawmakers introduced a bill that would repeal a 20-year-old law prohibiting local city governments from setting a minimum wage in their communities.
About 25 members of Denver’s Fight for $15 movement, which advocates for raising the minimum wage, gathered at a local Carl’s Jr. Thursday as part of a nationwide wave of rallies against labor secretary nominee and fast food mogul Andy Puzder.
Nearly 200 Colorado business owners and executives signed a statement supporting Amendment 70, which would gradually raise the state’s minimum wage from $8.31 to $12 by 2020.
Last week 20 of Colorado’s prominent economists from universities and research institutions penned a letter in support of Amendment 70, which would gradually raise the state’s minimum wage from $8.31 to $12 by 2020.
Clergy and communities of faith will gather this week to examine the religious reasons to support Amendment 70, which would raise the state’s minimum wage from $8.31 an hour to $12 an hour by 2020.
Despite recently reporting low contributions, the campaign against raising Colorado’s minimum wage has paid for over $2 million in TV advertisements, according to Colorado Families for a Fair Wage.