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1 year 1 month ago

Poor pay strikes continue today

Strikes are expected to continue today across the country. Hundreds of fast food workers walked off their jobs at restaurants yesterday. The protests marked the beginning of two days of strikes to fight for higher wages and the right to unionize. In all, fast food workers in...

2 years 6 months ago

Barbers on strike in Denver

DENVER (AP) - Eight barbers at an Air Force base outside Denver say their private employer wants them to take a cut on their paychecks, so they're on strike. The barbers set up a picket line Thursday outside Buckley Air Force Base. They say Gino Morena Enterprises wants to shave...

3 years 1 month ago

Verizon expanding strike

MENDHAM, N.J. (AP) - Verizon workers will take their strike to their CEO's New Jersey home Thursday. Members of the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers plan to stage a candlelight vigil outside Lowell McAdam's residence in Mendham. About 45,000 Verizon workers from...

3 years 1 month ago

Verizon workers strike

A union official says thousands of striking workers are joining picket lines and rallies at Verizon work locations from Massachusetts to Virginia. A Communications Workers of America spokesman Robert Master says about 75 workers showed up at Verizon's headquarters in Manhattan on Monday morning. He says picket lines...

3 years 3 months ago

More NFL labor meetings

Another meeting is slated for today involving NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, the owners' labor committee, and players association chief DeMaurice Smith in Boston. They are also scheduled to get together again tomorrow to further discuss a new collective bargaining proposal.

3 years 7 months ago

Colorado union workers authorize strike

PEORIA, Ill.-Union members at Caterpillar Inc. facilities in Colorado and three other states have authorized the United Auto Workers to strike if necessary. The UAW says the vote is not a reflection of how negotiations are going, and it expects to reach a deal by the time the current...

4 years 6 months ago

Aspen airport studies bird strike problem

The Aspen-Pitkin County Airport is assessing wildlife hazards following three collisions between commercial aircraft and small birds last year. A Federal Aviation Administration grant is expected to cover $133,000 of the $140,000 assessment. The airport's assistant aviation director of operations, Francey Jesson, says none of the collisions caused...

4 years 6 months ago

Safeway employees accept new labor contract

A potential state wide grocery worker strike has been averted after the announcement Wednesday that Safeway employees with the Colorado United Food and Commercial Workers union ratified the chains last, best and final offer. After months of bargaining and heated debates, the super market giant presented employees with the...

4 years 8 months ago

600 unionized Safeway workers to vote on contract

Safeway says it has reached a tentative three-year labor agreement covering about 600 workers represented by Teamsters Local 455. The agreement covers Denver distribution center employees, drivers and milk plant employees who are scheduled to vote on the agreement Jan. 24. Safeway's Denver Division President Scott Grimmett said Friday that...

4 years 10 months ago

Grocery chains hand down "final" offer

Months of negotiating from King Soopers, Safeway and their employees came to a head on Monday night. As promised, the grocery chains handed their employees the last, best and final contract offer. Both the grocery stores and the employees have argued over pensions, pay raises and promotions as the main...

4 years 11 months ago

Nurses' union threatens strike over swine flu

A nurses' union is threatening a one-day strike at 34 hospitals across California, accusing them of poor swine flu preparedness. California Nurses Association spokesman Chuck Idelson says up to 16,000 registered nurses will strike on Oct. 30 if federal swine flu recommendations aren't written into their contracts. Idelson said Monday...

4 years 11 months ago

Safeway, union restarting Colorado contract talks

Safeway and unionized Colorado grocery workers are heading back to the bargaining table today in efforts to reach a new long-term contract. United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 represents about 17,000 workers at Safeway, King Soopers, City Market and Albertsons whose contracts expired May 9. Employees have been working...

4 years 11 months ago

Colorado Springs grocery workers reject contract

Unionzed workers at Safeway and King Soopers grocery stores in Colorado Springs have joined Denver-area workers in rejecting final contract offers from the two chains and reauthorizing a strike. Crisanta Duran, the union's associate counsel, said Thursday that members of United Food and Commercial Workers union Local 7 voted against...

5 years 3 days ago

Workers start voting on Safeway contract offer

Members of a union representing Colorado workers at Safeway and Kroger Co.'s King Soopers and City Market chains are voting on new contract offers and whether to authorize a strike. Voting started Saturday for Safeway meat warehouse workers in Denver represented by United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7. Votes...

5 years 3 weeks ago

Firefighters continue work on blaze north of Nucla

Firefighters in southwest Colorado are still battling a lightning-sparked blaze that's threatening three cabins and an outbuilding. Fire officials say the nearly 2-square-mile wildfire had only moderate burning Monday with weaker than expected winds. The fire is on national forest land about 10 miles north of Nucla, 340 miles southwest...

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