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Denver auditor to hold information session on minimum wage

By Michael Karlik, Colorado Politics / Feb 25, 2020 On Feb. 27, the Denver auditor’s office will hold an information session at the Central Library about the city's new minimum wage regulations. “Understanding minimum wage laws shouldn’t feel like work. We’re here to help the people of Denver understand what they should be paid and to help employers understand what they need to do to stay in compliance,” the office said in its announcement. Read More

Year after Denver’s teacher strike, what did the walkout accomplish?

By Elizabeth Hernandez February 4, 2020 A flyer made by Sarah Thomas’ math students advertising a sit-in to show solidarity with striking teachers hangs framed on her classroom wall, an ever-present reminder of the empowerment, exhaustion and unification born out of last year’s historic Denver teacher walkout. “The strike gave me a glimpse into who I really was and what’s really important,” said Thomas, a teacher at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Early College. “It just worked its magic. It was something that needed to be done, and doing it brought people together.” Read More

Denver City Council unanimously approves minimum wage hike starting Jan. 1

The Denver City Council unanimously increased the citywide minimum wage Monday night to thundering applause throughout its chambers. The new law requires employers to bump hourly employees to at least $12.85 on Jan. 1, with a second raise to $14.77 following at the start of 2021, and a third to $15.87 in 2022. After that, the new law mandates that it will then be adjusted annually for inflation using the Consumer Price Index. Public comment was overwhelmingly, if not entirely, in favor of the law, which places Denver as the first Colorado city to raise the local minimum wage. Ultimately, the council voted 11-0. The raises are overdue and ...