Service Employees International Union

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    January 10, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 18, 2012

    Scott Gessler won't intimidate us on election day, Latino groups say

    Secretary of State Scott Gessler has a Republican agenda and is trying to prevent Latinos and new citizens from voting on election day. At least that's the charge from a group of left-leaning advocacy organizations working to get Hispanic voters to the polls in Colorado. Gessler's office, however, i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2012

    Update: Downtown Denver janitors agree to four-year pact, 8.6 percent pay bump

    Update by Michael Roberts: We've now go more details about the vote yesterday that averted a possible strike by 2,300 janitors working in the Denver area. According to the Service Employees International Union Local 105, the vote in favor of the four-year pact, which was tentatively reached less th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2012

    Video: Janitors march, vote to authorize potential strike in LoDo

    Chants of "Si se puede!" and "Justice!" filled the air yesterday as downtown janitors marched on 16th Street for better conditions and voted to authorize a potential strike. The contract for almost 2,300 Denver janitors will expire at the end of June, and after four weeks of negotiation with contrac ... More >>

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    December 23, 2010

    Return to Sender

    What would comprehensive immigration reform look like if the Feds got off their duffs?

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    Arizona immigration bill: Colorado students plan afternoon protest walkout

    An image from featuring participants from a previous event.​Yesterday, Denver Public Schools announced on a ban on all work-related travel to Arizona due to the recent passage of a controversial immigration bill that Republican gubernatorial hopeful Scott McInnis digs and ... More >>

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    August 13, 2009

    What Robert Redford and fellow lefties are up to at the Project New West summit

    A Flickr photoRobert Redford, who's probably had some work done.​Today and tomorrow, political heavy hitters of the progressive persuasion throughout the region are meeting at the Colorado History Museum as part of the 2009 Western Summit, sponsored by Project New West, an organization that de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2008

    Gag me with a ballot

    Mike Coffman On Wednesday, an agreement was reached by a trio of local watchdog groups and representatives of Mike Coffman, Colorado's Secretary of State, that reinstated the voting rights of around 30,000 people whose names were purged from the state's rolls -- but they'll have to vote provisiona ... More >>

  • News

    April 24, 2008

    From the Blogosphere to Politics

    Jason Bane helped start, but now he's stepped away from the web and into public life.

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    August 9, 2007

    The Organizer

    Can councilman Paul Lopez reconcile his anti-city government past with his establishment future?

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    May 2, 2007
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    September 11, 2003

    Talking Dirty

    Denver's janitors were being swept aside. Now they're winning respect.

  • News

    July 3, 2003

    Follow That Story

    Nurses Denied

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    June 12, 2003

    Critical Condition

    Denver Health nurses are ready to unionize to save their profession.

  • News

    October 15, 1998

    Dying for Dollars

    The nursing home industry is earning healthy profits. But its clients may be paying the price.

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    August 13, 1998
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    July 23, 1998

    Janitors in a Conundrum

    A bitter labor dispute envelops the Denver Tech Center.

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    March 7, 1996

    Taking Its Toll

    Labor STRIFE, racial tension and a "disadvantaged" owner who drives a Mercedes: between the lines of DIA's controversial parking contract.