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Colorado medical workers are getting free childcare. Should grocery store and food processing employees get the same benefit?

Advocates are calling for grocery store and food processing workers to be eligible for the same emergency child care available to front-line medical workers. As schools and child care centers closed in response to the coronavirus pandemic, state officials and early childhood groups launched an emergency child care system for essential workers. They included medical workers, […]

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With Jared Polis’ blessing, Colorado lawmakers will try again to let state employees collectively bargain

Colorado lawmakers will try again to pass legislation to allow the state’s roughly 30,000 employees to collectively bargain after years of falling short.  The big difference in 2020? The effort has Gov. Jared Polis’ blessing. Polis and Democratic lawmakers rolled out their plans at a news conference on Friday at the Capitol, flanked by state […]

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More Colorado workers will get breaks, must make $42,500 salary to be exempt from overtime under draft policy

More low-wage workers will be covered by the Colorado laws governing overtime pay and breaks under a draft policy change released Monday afternoon, which also would dramatically raise the salary threshold at which employers no longer have to pay their employees overtime. The draft represents a major win for Colorado labor groups, who have long […]

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What are those people doing hanging off of the Colorado Capitol’s gold dome? We found out.

If you’ve been in downtown Denver recently you’ve probably seen the breathtaking sight that’s caused a lot of craning necks and puzzled looks: workers hanging from the towering Colorado Capitol’s gold dome, making the structure look like a climbing wall.  The Colorado Sun, too, wondered why people are rappelling from the 18-story Capitol building. It […]