Colorado votes for the Working People’s Platform

Voters elected 54 officials who have endorsed the Working People’s Platform in the General Election. In addition, Colorado voters passed Proposition 118, Paid Medical Family Leave.

John Hickenlooper unseated former Senator Cory Gardner and has pledged to bring the Working People’s Platform to Congress. The Senator-Elect has publicly backed measures such as a federal $15 minimum wage and pledged to support worker power in Washington.

Prop 118 was approved in 31 counties across the state, including historical Republican strongholds like Weld and Gilpin Counties. As a result, 2.6 million workers will be eligible to receive paid leave to care for a new baby, recover from a serious illness or injury, care for a family member with a serious health condition, deal with domestic violence, or report for military service.

News and Updates:

Colorado Service Workers Hold Senators Accountable on National Strike for $15 Day

Denver, CO – Today, service worker members of Colorado Care Workers Unite and Colorado WINS are taking email, phone, and digital video actions in solidarity with fast-food workers in 15 cities across the country who are going on strike for higher pay, safer working conditions, and respect on the job. Colorado’s service workers are concentrating … Continued

Local 105 Health Care in the News

“The pandemic didn’t create most of the root problems they’re concerned about,” SEIU Local 105 health care organizing director Stephanie Felix-Sowy told NPR. “But it amplified them and the need to address them.” Read more to learn how Local 105 is helping health care workers fight for better and safer hospitals.

Local 105 Janitors Win Big

Janitors in Downtown Denver are returning to work having their hours cut shortly before the holiday season. 400 janitors represented by Service Employees International Union Local 105 reached an agreement with Commercial Cleaning Systems (CCS) to restore lost hours last week. Patricia Robles, a Denver janitor for the last 30 years, and Vice-President of Property … Continued