On an unseasonably warm Sunday afternoon in January 2021, my friends and I gathered around a shoddy table in a borrowed conference room for the specific purpose of causing trouble. Some were legislative aides, historically underpaid and mistreated at the state Capitol. Some were campaign workers, historically underpaid and mistreated on the campaign trail. All of us knew we deserved better, and all of us had come to the realization that asking nicely wasn’t going to do the trick. We had gathered to put a collective foot down.
Employees at two Starbucks stores in Colorado made headlines recently when they announced that they had petitioned the U.S. National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for union representation. The store in Superior announced that it had petitioned on Dec. 30, and the Denver store followed suit a few weeks later, on Jan. 27.
A report released by the Bell Policy Center last month showed a general downward trend in Colorado women’s workforce participation since the start of the pandemic in 2020.
Union leaders from across Colorado gathered over Zoom for a press conference on daily conditions for essential workers.
As conservative activists try to convince voters to sign a recall petition for State Sen. Leroy Garcia (D-Pueblo), the Steel City’s namesake industry is circling the wagons in defense of the Senate President.
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.
Colorado unions saw increased membership in 2016 despite downward national trends, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics annual report.