The Trump Economy in One Chart

Trump’s economic agenda has been relentlessly aimed at helping big corporations, the wealthy, and Trump himself at the expense of the rest of us and it’s succeeding wildly. New numbers show that for Americans, real wages are stagnant and even declining because consumer prices (costs for everyday spending) are rising. Americans are losing purchasing power: … Continued

In the Face of Supposed Prosperity, Wages Actually Going Down

It might seem like the Colorado economy is thriving because of low unemployment, but the economy is still failing to benefit all Coloradans. Despite the narrative of economic prosperity, most Colorado workers continue to face economic hardships because their median hourly wages have hardly changed in years despite rapidly increasing rents and costs of living. … Continued

Poll: Polis leading Kennedy, but both best Stapleton

By: Ernest Luning Jared Polis holds a lead over Cary Kennedy atop the four-way Democratic primary to be Colorado’s next governor, but both would defeat Republican front-runner Walker Stapleton by the same margin, according to a new survey. The survey was conducted by polling and communications firm Strategies 360 for the Service Employees International Union’s … Continued

An Economy for Us All

Hardworking Coloradans who are employed full-time are still struggling to get ahead– or even get by. The time for this to change is now. We need an economy and government that will work for all of us, not just the wealthy few. Without unions, the middle class in the United States would look very different … Continued

Environmental Justice Now

You hear about bad water and soil when you hear about countries in the developing world. You see it when you see pictures of smog and fouled water ways. But, these environmental problems are a fact of life in communities right here in Colorado.?Clean air and a toxin free environment should be a basic human … Continued

When Will Wages Keep Up?

There is a lot of news these days about the red-hot Colorado economy. Unemployment may be down, but wages are stagnating. Inflation, largely related to higher housing costs, is also increasing faster than wages can keep up. As good as the economy is, many Coloradans are being left behind. As of 2016, half of all … Continued

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June 2020 in Review

Colorado‚Äôs workers won big this past month. Not only did we see the passage of Paid Sick Leave, but the House gave final passage to the (Colorado Partnership For Quality Jobs and Services Act HB 1153) for union rights for state employees. As a result, 28,000 state employees will have a seat at the table … Continued

Coloradans Protest for #JusticeforGeorgeFloyd

Demonstrations protesting police brutality and supporting the Black Lives Matter movement continued Monday night for the fourth night straight. Protesters are demanding national policing reform and justice for people of color killed in police custody after a video of police in Minnesota killing George Floyd, an unarmed black man, was released last Tuesday. SEIU International … Continued