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Coloradans overwhelmingly support on overhaul to the state’s outdated overtime pay rules, according to a new poll released last week.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.
Channel 3 (KCDO-TV) will premier “Your Decision 2016” on The Aaron Harber Show this weekend in an effort to inform Colorado voters about issues surrounding the November election. The series will cover both Colorado ballot initiatives and candidate races.