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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 strike ends after union reaches tentative deal with grocer

The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 said Friday morning that it has reached a tentative three-year labor agreement with King Soopers, ending a strike that began more than a week ago. The union said the deal will provide the wages and protections deserved by workers, who were considered essential during the pandemic. The […]

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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 […]

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King Soopers union workers vote to strike, which could begin as early as Sunday

Union members in Denver and Colorado Springs have authorized a strike at 87 King Soopers stores along the Front Range over what they call unfair labor practices. Union officials said a strike at the grocery chain could come as soon as Sunday. The growing tension between workers and management continued to escalate as the existing […]

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King Soopers employee union to hold strike vote on Sunday

The contentious contract negotiations between King Soopers management and the union representing 17,000 grocery workers in Colorado and Wyoming remains unresolved. And now, the S word has been uttered. Officials with United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 7 said Thursday that a pre-authorization strike vote will be held Sunday in Denver and Monday in […]

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Here are some of the radical ideas to help alleviate Colorado’s high-country housing crisis

Jill Voyles knew the first year would not be easy. But it would be worth it for her and husband, Brendan McClarney, to move their three daughters to Crested Butte from St. Louis, Missouri. Then right after they arrived last spring, everything shut down. McClarney’s job as a construction project manager evaporated. So did Voyles’ […]

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Teachers in Park County end strike without pay raises or a contract

By Erica Meltzer, Chalkbeat Colorado Teachers in the Park County Re-2 district based in Fairplay are returning to work Thursday with neither the professional agreement nor the pay raises they sought when they started their strike on Oct. 14. This marks the end of the longest teacher strike in Colorado in decades and the first in recent […]