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Landmark labor bill clears U.S. House A companion labor bill in...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House passed landmark pro-labor legislation Thursday that backers said could begin to reverse the country’s decades-long decline in union membership. The...

Westword’s sister alt-weekly newspapers are trying to unionize. What happens in...

Staff at two out-of-state alt-weeklies owned by Westword's corporate parent, Denver-based Voice Media Group, last week announced efforts to unionize — leading some to wonder...

Denver workers sue construction companies

Affordable housing for the metro area’s working class is becoming more and more scarce, and it doesn’t help when those who need that housing...

Fast food workers storm McDonald’s in Fight for $15

At 26, Andrew Olson is already a veteran McDonald’s employee. But after working for the company for seven years, the Aurora resident only makes...

Exploited sheepherders win pay raise in court — but their struggle...

  More than 1,600 sheepherders in nine western states will receive substantial raises this month thanks to a small group of Western Slope activists who...

Janitors in sustainable energy industry demand sustainable jobs

A crowd of more than 50 gathered outside the Environmental Protection Agency building in downtown Denver on Tuesday to demand better working conditions and...

Wiretap: The real mystery of Obamatrade

...and more news lurking around the world.

Wage theft: How to get paid what you’re owed

Marcelino Lagunez, 51, works as a day laborer in Denver so he can send money back to his family in Mexico. Without legal status...

Immigrant janitor joins other workers to Fight for $15

Denver – Immigrant janitor and father Javier Elizalde works full time but does not make enough money to feed his family. On April 15,...
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