It’s being called the Great Resignation. A record 4.3 million workers up and quit in August. A variety of reasons have been cited, from lousy working conditions and low pay to increasingly hostile and obnoxious customers. COVID has made people realize that life is short and if you are working full time at a job […]
Opinion: To argue against Colorado’s new Equal Pay Act is to argue against market transparency
There’s been a lot of hoopla over the past few weeks about news that a few large national employers advertised to prospective employees that they could work from home, anywhere in the country, except in Colorado. These companies are refusing to comply with Colorado law requiring employers to include salary ranges in job postings, a […]
Coloradans are paying a lot more for Uber and Lyft trips — if they can even find a ride. Here’s why.
Nick Kroeker was out with his wife and two friends in Denver’s hip River North neighborhood earlier this summer when the group decided to call it a night and head home to Centennial just before midnight. Kroeker opened up his Uber app to hail a ride home and was shocked. The cost for the 19-mile […]
Opinion: Colorado employers should watch DaVita antitrust case with trepidation
The Justice Department’s announcement last week that it was bringing antitrust charges against DaVita Inc. and its former CEO Kent Thiry grabbed my attention for a reason different from what most others found compelling. The case was widely reported based on the high-profile local targets, but the case is built on a novel legal theory […]
Carman: No child care, no kids. And don’t call me baby. Got it?
There they were, Kamala Harris on one side and Nancy Pelosi on the other, delivering elbow bumps as Joe Biden acknowledged the moment when a U.S. president first uttered the words “Madam Vice President” and “Madam Speaker” during an address to Congress. It was almost enough to make you believe we’ve made it. Nine days […]
Opinion: Why Colorado’s economy shouldn’t just return to “normal” after COVID-19
With more Coloradans facing economic hardship amid the second wave of COVID-19, the disparities along racial and geographic lines have become painfully more apparent. Economic data gathered during the pandemic shows that job losses have been greatest among Coloradans with low wages – particularly in the hospitality and leisure sectors. Jobs lost in these sectors […]
Contact tracing in Colorado immigrant communities is most effective with voices from within
By Markian Hawryluk, Kaiser Health News Early in the pandemic, Ximena Rebolledo León, a registered nurse at Telluride Regional Medical Center in southwest Colorado, needed to find everyone who’d been in contact with a sick Latino restaurant worker whose boss had told him he would lose his job if he didn’t show up. The man […]
Opinion: Transitioning away from fossil fuels will mean more jobs, not fewer
Congratulations to John Hickenlooper for his recent election to represent Colorado in the U.S. Senate. As one of the many people in Colorado and the United States concerned with the increasingly visible effects of climate change, I welcome his expertise. As a geologist, Hickenlooper understands the science and the urgency to transition to a 100% […]
Opinion: Why Bay Area tech workers should move to Denver
For the last several decades, whenever someone mentioned the tech scene, you probably imagined Silicon Valley. Born from the counterculture scene, the favorable distance from East Coast headquarters as well as the weather, quality of life and proximity to elite universities, it’s no wonder a booming tech scene grew. With the explosive growth in tech […]
Colorado workers must be offered paid sick leave starting next year. Here’s what that means for you.
Gov. Jared Polis on Tuesday signed into law a bill that will give nearly every Colorado worker the ability to earn up to six paid sick leave days annually starting next year. It’s considered one of the most progressive sick leave policies in the country and comes in response to the coronavirus crisis. Senate Bill […]