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Starbucks workers allege retaliation for union efforts at Colorado stores

There seems to be something about 2022 as workers at Amazon, Apple stores, REI, Activision Blizzard and even Trader Joe’s move forward with union efforts

Business

What’s Working: Coloradans feel inflation’s pain, make compromises on food and travel 

Denver’s inflation rate falls to 8.3% and most What’s Working readers surveyed aren’t better than they were last year. Plus: The Starbucks union efforts face pushback, more!

Economy

Superior Starbucks to become the first Colorado location to unionize

Employees said it felt like the company was using "a divide-and-conquer tactic" to dissuade union efforts. Starbucks denied any allegations of "anti-union behavior."

Business

What’s Working: Colorado gets closer to pre-pandemic economy as jobless rate falls to 3.7%

Plus: Lots of talk about rising inflation this week, as the Denver-area rate hit 9.1%. But what does that really mean?

Business

What’s Working: Follow the money to find where more Colorado jobs are

Colorado had a record year for venture capital investments, at more than $6 billion. Plus: unemployment fraud arrests, Target’s $24 hourly wage, another Starbucks unionizing and more.

Economy

What’s Working: Rising rents and other costs outpace wage gains in Colorado

Plus: Union membership has been in decline but after a successful King Soopers strike, others in the service industry are organizing, including two Denver-area Starbucks.

Economy

Meet the robots and other contraptions making Colorado’s recycling more efficient

From robots to smart cameras, technology is improving recycling efficiency despite China’s ban on imported recycled waste

Business

Colorado’s largest recycling company — finally — will be able to recycle Starbucks and other coffee cups

As major chains are spending $15 million to develop a compostable container, Alpine thinks it can divert 5 tons of cups from the landfill each month

Environment