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Opinion: Joe O’Dea’s pitch to Colorado workers rings hollow

Big corporate CEOs are raking in record profits and working Americans are bearing the brunt of rising costs. Working Coloradans can’t afford to be fooled by a candidate who claims to fight for them. Republican Senate nomineee Joe O’Dea will try to use working Coloradans to push him to victory, but working Coloradans will see […]

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The Colorado Capitol’s next big labor fight: whether to let local public workers unionize

A bill that would grant more public employees in Colorado the right to unionize is shaping up to be the next big labor fight at the state Capitol. The proposal, which will be sponsored by House Majority Leader Daneya Esgar, a Pueblo Democrat, would allow people working for cities, counties, schools, public hospitals and other […]

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Colorado AFL-CIO will withhold donations to Democratic campaign committees through May 2022, saying unions have been “excluded”

The Colorado branch of the AFL-CIO, the nation’s largest federation of unions, will not donate to Democratic legislative campaign committees until at least May 2022 in protest of what the organization sees as the party’s exclusion of labor interests from state policy discussions.  “We have … been excluded from caucus discussions about policy creation in […]

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Rep. Crow, Colorado AFL-CIO chief: How Congress can put Coloradans back to work and curb the climate crisis

It’s time for our government to work for all of us, not just the rich and powerful.  Ahead of the July 4 congressional recess, our elected leaders can get it right by tackling two related priorities — getting Coloradans back to work in good union jobs and addressing climate change.  The good news is we […]