Union campaign’s Labor Day launch

 

The role of labor unions, in addition to raising the minimum wage, may become a feature of Colorado’s midterm elections after a blistering new report from the Colorado Center on Law and Policy noting that the state’s median income has dropped by nearly $5,000 since 2007 and that Colorado now ranks among the top 20 states for income inequality.

Now FRESC, a union-non-profit partnership organization, is launching a Labor Day-timed campaign called “The Union Difference.” Rolling out on social media and voter post cards, the campaign pits specific examples of union and non-union workers against each other to compare everything from their wages and benefits to the resulting lifestyle.

Here’s the first in the series exploring the difference between a non-union job at Walmart and a unionized position at King Soopers:

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The Colorado Independent has been looking at the role of labor unions in Colorado a lot this year. If you’re interested in some history and context, check out our multimedia feature on the Ludlow strike and massacre.

[Vintage Labor poster from Lammyman

 

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