Luis Valdez, whose Christmas play La Pastorela just opened at Denver's Su Teatro, first met Cesar Chavez when he was six, growing up among the migrant workers of Delano, California, where the United Farm Workers movement took root in the nonviolent strikes and grape boycotts of the '60s and '70s. ... More >>
Update below: If you have visited DIA recently, and either taken a SuperShuttle or watched them pass by while waiting for your ride, you might not think anything is out of the ordinary. They are coming and going as frequently as ever. But behind this, "everything is normal" facade lies an ongoing ... More >>
Coors has been a prominent name in Denver since the brewery was founded in the late 1800s, and that history has not been without controversy. A succession of Coors chairmen made no bones about their conservative political leanings, particularly back in the '70s, when a brewery workers' union strike ... More >>
Something else to celebrate?Mark Kiszla's Denver Post column about the prospect of the Nuggets trading Carmelo Anthony is getting a lot of national run, even prompting a fresh piece in USA Today. But while this scenario isn't beyond the realm of possibility, there's an equally strong argumen ... More >>
Having trouble finding work? You're not alone. Follow Jobbed every week as we troll for the weird, the wacky and the worst of what the recession-era world of job ads has to offer. The Job, as posted online: Temporary Replacement Clerk at King Soopers Responsibilities: King Soopers will be h ... More >>
If these signs start popping up, ProgressNow will be prepared.Last week, the liberal group ProgressNow Colorado created a searchable map designed to help customers of King Soopers, Safeway and Albertsons find other places to shop in the event of a grocery-store strike. Shortly thereafter, a l ... More >>
"We're not asking you not to eat. Really." Negotiators for union employees of King Soopers and Safeway are heading back to the bargaining table yet again in an attempt to break a contract stalemate that's dragged on for months -- and in an indication that things are getting serious, the left- ... More >>
The contract dispute involving workers at King Soopers, Safeway and Albertsons has been quiet of late, with United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Local 7 seeking to maintain member loyalty during this period via releases about, for example, pension reductions that would go into ef ... More >>
Once it became clear that the overwhelming majority of United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Local No. 7 members across the Front Range had rejected King Soopers' latest contract offer, the company had the option to put further negotiations in the freezer section. Instead, King So ... More >>
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The latest deadline in talks between United Food & Commercial Workers Local #7 and representatives of King Soopers stores is midnight tomorrow -- and while neither side seems to want a work stoppage to begin one second later, there's disagreement over how long an negotiations extension should be. ... More >>
A Flickr photoWorkers picket a California Albertsons in 2003 Have you worked out your supermarket strike plan? If you haven't, now might be a good time. Although the corporate execs and lawyers at Safeway, King Soopers and Albertsons are still negotiating with the familiar, name-tagged faces who ... More >>
Yesterday, King Soopers employees represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local No. 7 rejected the chain's latest proposal, laying the groundwork for a potential May 9 strike. Taking such an action in this employment environment is risky, as witnessed by the long lines of folks w ... More >>
Back in 1994, Westword published "Prints Charming," a profile of Barry Hirschfeld, who helmed a then-almost-century-old local printing business. A printing business that last week announced that National Hirschfeld will soon will close up shop altogether -- without paying severance to longtime ... More >>
Blake Mooney was recently laid off from his job at NewMediaCompany.com and has somehow found some time to give a glimpse into the week in the life of a man on the dole. This is his story. Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday: To the depressed and despondent (or in my case, unemployed), hope and ... More >>
The night after the Colorado Rockies were swept out of the World Series, the late-night comics started hitting the team out of the park. First Stephen Colbert took aim at the Rockies' attempts to copyright "Rocktober," and then David Letterman offered up his Top Ten Colorado Rockies Excuses: 10: "E ... More >>
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