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:

Denver Janitors at Kaiser Clinics to Hold Informational Picket

Denver, CO – WEDNESDAY, March 24th at 10:30 AM, Service Employees International Union Local 105 members representing over a hundred janitors who clean and sanitize Kaiser Permanente clinics and facilities will be holding an informational picket demanding fair wages and respect from their contractor Commercial Cleaning Services (CCS).   Janitors across the country have been on … Continued

Colorado Service Workers Rally at Hickenlooper’s Office

Local janitors, healthcare, airport, and Colorado state employees will be demonstrating at Senator Hickenlooper’s office to demand he publicly support the American Recovery Act and the Raise the Wage Act for a $15/hr minimum wage, a desperately needed change that would raise wages for nearly 500,000 Colorado workers through the pandemic and beyond.  A federal … Continued

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