Working People’s Platform Candidates Win Big in Denver Elections

Thirteen Working People’s Platform-backed candidates won seats in Denver Municipal elections. These candidates pledged to support policy that uplifts workers in Denver by improving wages, supporting union jobs, and affordable healthcare. The victories were not only a win for Denver’s workers, but were historic as well. Newly elected Councilwoman Candi Cdebaca (District 9) became the … Continued

Denver Airport Workers Win Living Wage

Workers at Denver International Airport declared victory after Denver City Mayor Michael Hancock and City Council unanimously passed a minimum wage increase. The successful campaign by SEIU Local 105 and UNITE HERE resulted in a plan to raise Denver’s minimum wage to $15 an hour.

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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Paid Sick Leave and tax breaks for the top 1% are on November’s ballot

Mail-in ballots started landing in mailboxes across Colorado last week. While the media has focused on the General and Senate elections, a few lesser known measures could mean big changes for Colorado. Proposition 116 seeks to reduce Colorado’s income tax from a flat 4.63% to 4.55%. As a result, Colorado’s tax revenue would shrink by … Continued

CO Secretary of State sues USPS to halt misinformation

A federal judge has granted a temporary restraining order requested by the Colorado Secretary of State against the United States Postal Service for distributing mailers with incorrect voting information. Secretary of State Jena Griswold filed suit on September 12th after receiving an official USPS mailer that instructs voters to request absentee or mail-in ballots. Unlike … Continued