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SunLit Interview: In the tale of a union trailblazer, Jane Little Botkin found a story that still resonates

Jane Little Botkin turned to historical investigation and writing upon her 2008 retirement from teaching.  Now she melds personal narratives of American families with compelling stories of women, labor radicals, miners, lawmen, and outlaws in settings rich with the history of the West. Though a Texas native, her family’s roots are entwined with Colorado’s mining camps. She is […]

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SunLit Excerpt: “The Girl Who Dared to Defy” galvanized Denver’s domestic mutiny

Editor’s note: The following is a shorter version of the chapter that appears in the book. CHAPTER FOUR Fiery, Little Jane Street “The melodrama, ‘Woman Against Woman, or How the Mistress Lost the Maid’ is going full blast.” ― Frances Wayne, Denver Post, March 20, 1916 The two eggs lay side by side in a […]

Posted inBusiness, News

Denver’s Convergence Station could be the second Meow Wolf location to unionize

More than half the people working at Convergence Station in Denver say they want to join the Meow Wolf Workers Collective and create a union bargaining unit for the massive immersive art installation. The workers of Meow Wolf Convergence Station announced their intention to join the Communications Workers of America on Tuesday, declaring “the age […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Opinion: We’re county commissioners who support the collective-bargaining bill for county workers

On the final day of Colorado’s 2022 legislative session, lawmakers passed Senate Bill 230, entitled “Collective Bargaining for Counties.” We helped to support lengthy negotiations and numerous changes because we believe that collective bargaining is a fundamental right for all workers and we wanted to find a way to make it work for counties. We […]

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Zornio: Colorado’s workers should always have a seat at the table

Even as the strike against King Soopers ended with an anticipated agreement on Friday morning, the contentious fight for comprehensive worker’s rights continues. This time, there’s no picket line – mostly because the workers in question aren’t able to strike. This lack of worker’s rights has led Pueblo Democrat and House Majority Leader Daneya Esgar […]

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King Soopers union workers plan 3-week strike starting Wednesday at 87 Colorado grocery stores

King Soopers union members plan to walk off the job to protest unfair labor practices on Wednesday because negotiations on a new contract have failed to reach a resolution, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 officials said Friday. The strike will affect 87 grocery stores mostly in the Front Range and approximately 8,400 Colorado […]