Posts tagged Denver
Teamsters Union Local #455 Settles EEOC Sexual Harassment Case
July 14, 2023 // After first attempting to reach a pre-litigation settlement through its conciliation process, the EEOC filed suit in U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Teamsters Local Union #455, Civil Action No.: 1:22-cv-2520-DDD-KLM), alleging that the union, through its agent, had violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits sexual harassment in the workplace. Under the consent decree resolving the suit, Teamsters Local #455 will review and update its anti-discrimination policies to include a strong and clear commitment to preventing unlawful sex discrimination (including sexual harassment). The union will also provide training to its officers, agents, and employees, and will post an informational flyer about workplace sex harassment at its Colorado office locations and on union bulletin boards at employer business locations where members of Local #455 are employed.
Meow Wolf workers in Denver unionize, get contract
June 22, 2023 // The Meow Wolf union is an affiliate of the Communications Workers of America. Denver Meow Wolf employees formally issued an intent to unionize in July 2022 and 70% of employees voted approval to join the union. Two bargaining units were formed for operations and security staff, union member Michael Wilson told The New Mexican. The four-year contract provides increases in wages, more paid time off, layoff protections, union participation in hiring, clear and consistent scheduling, a better-regimented employee review process and institutes progressive discipline and grievance procedures, Wilson said. Meow Wolf employees in Santa Fe unionized in 2020 with a contract ratified in April 2022, but the agreement didn't include Meow Wolf employees in Denver and Las Vegas, Nev.
Uber and Lyft drivers strike over pay at Denver International Airport
November 28, 2022 // Car horns were blazing as members of Colorado Independent Drivers United, a union representing Uber, Lyft, and Doordash drivers, held a four-hour strike at Denver International Airport Saturday. The drivers also shut off their apps during that period. It is unclear how much of an impact the strike had on travelers looking for rides out of DIA. Uber stated that it did not see an impact on service at the airport. CIDU posted on Twitter that it had “near-total participation” from drivers. Transportation Network Companies (TNC) Act of 2014, Driver Advisory Council,
King Soopers Workers Successfully Challenge Illegal UFCW Union Strike Fines with National Right to Work Legal Aid
August 16, 2022 // In Hall’s case, the union recently backed down, rescinding the union’s illegal fine threat in a letter dated July 27, essentially acknowledging that it broke federal law. Other workers have also successfully challenged union boss fine threats following the January strike. With free legal representation from Foundation staff attorneys, worker Yen Chan challenged the union’s authority to issue a $3,552.48 fine, with union officials backing down rather than face further legal action. At least two other King Soopers workers also successfully challenged thousands of dollars in UFCW strike fines using information provided by National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation staff attorneys. Nick Hall, Marcelo Ruybal, Hope Schaefer, Yen Chan,
Meow Wolf Denver workers form a local union, but they may face an uphill battle
July 8, 2022 // The Denver union, operating under the Communications Workers of America Local 7055, will ask ownership to recognize it promptly instead of pushing delays and expensive union-busting tactics, as it did in Santa Fe, according to a characterization by a union spokesman. The collective’s requests include job protections, higher wages, better disability accommodations, and a diverse workplace without discrimination and harassment. “We are not against Meow Wolf, because we are Meow Wolf,” organizers wrote on unionformeowwolf.com, the official site of the Meow Wolf Workers Collective (MWWC). “Forming a union is an act of care, for ourselves and those who work with us.” MWWC, Milagro Padilla, Jose Tolosa, Convergence Station, wage-and-benefit, Santa Fe, New Mexico, House of Eternal Return,
Op-Ed: County collective bargaining bill rewards unions, harms employees and taxpayers
May 17, 2022 // Buoyed by taxpayer support and armed with coercively inflated dues revenue, unions will plow resources into electing county commissioners more favorably disposed to union demands at the bargaining table, thus further increasing their power.
The resurgence of unions and the fight against Amazon
April 25, 2022 // "The pandemic also created a labor shortage, which gave people more leverage, and made them less fearful of organizing," she said. "Unions are cool again for this generation."
Employees at Denver Starbucks strike over unfair labor practices
March 14, 2022 // A spokesperson for Starbucks told Denver7 the employees who participated in the strike "violated clear safety and security protocol and received a warning." "They are both still employed. They received a warning on separate event," the spokesperson, who declined to give their name, said.