Denver Area Labor Federation

 

Last year, in communities all across the country, millions of Americans mobilized and called for an economy that works for all of us.

More workers were involved in strikes and other labor disputes in 2018 than at any point in the past three decades, fueled by widespread teacher protests last spring, according to data releas

Take Action

Tell Mayor Hancock you support his initiative to set a minimum wage for Denver's employees to $15/hour, because anyone working full time deserves a wage that lets them make ends meet. 

You need to let your Colorado State legislator know to vote YES on H.B. 1034which is the rail safety bill ensuring two person crews on every train in the State of Colorado

Please join us at the Colorado State Capital on Wednesday January 30th, 2019 at 11:30 in the basement so that we can organize before we head to the committee room to show our support for HB 1034. We need to pack the room with our supporters!

Recent News

If an investor was searching for the country’s most explosively successful commodity, they might look to the ground for natural resources or to Wall Street for some new financial instrument. But, the most meteoric success story can be found virtually all around us—in the booming video game industry. Growing by double digits, U.S. video game sales reached $43 billion in 2018, about 3.6 times greater than the film industry’s record-breaking box office.

I understand why it would be insane to spend even a day without controllers, troops, Transportation Security Administration screeners, Coast Guard officers, FBI and Border Patrol agents and a laundry list of other truly essential workers employed by the federal government. What I don’t understand is why we tolerate a system that lets elected officials fail to do their one real job — funding the government — with no consequences for anyone in power.

Something funny happened on the way to the labor movement’s funeral.

The longest government shutdown in American history is over for now. On Friday afternoon, Donald Trump announced a deal to reopen government for the next three weeks. The short-term appropriations measure notably includes no funding for his beloved border wall — or steel slat fence, or smart wall, or whatever else he decides to call it in the future.