October 2011

State workers are ‘Plowing through snow with technology’ – Channel 9 News

See how state employees work around the clock to keep Colorado’s roads cleared of snow and ice in this recent Channel 9 news story.

State workers in the Department of Transportation (CDOT) use sophisticated computers and cameras and experienced crews – who work around the clock – to clear roads and keep Colorado drivers safe.

See the Channel 9 video on how CDOT workers stay ahead of the storms to keep roads safe and drivable.

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Video: Vote Yes on Prop 103

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Summit Daily News: Prop 103 makes sense for Colorado

For many Coloradans who’ve seen firsthand how state education cuts have
impacted our schools, this is an easy one to vote “yes” on. After all,
Colorado education has already seen hundreds of millions of dollars in
budget cuts over the past few years, with another couple hundred million
likely on the way in 2012. In the face of such cuts, what’s an extra
dime in sales tax on a $100 item plus another $100 or so in income tax
on $50,000 in income?

See the Summit Daily News editorial in favor of Proposition 103 here.

For more information about Prop 103, click here.

To find out where to vote Yes on Prop 103 in your community, click here.

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NWN: Nurses standing up for safety

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NWN: Occupy USA, working to create jobs and curb Wall Street greed

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Associated Press: Unused sick time pay for state workers targeted

According to a recent Associated Press article, Colorado State Representative Laura Bradford plans to introduce a measure to eliminate paying state workers for unused leave and sick time. In the article, House Speaker Frank McNulty backs Bradford’s move to eliminate these vacation and sick days.

The move is one of several targeting middle class Coloradans, many of whom are already struggling to get by financially amidst the Great Recession, jobs cuts and foreclosures.

To read the complete article, click here.

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Grand Junction Sentinel: Not all state employees are classified

See the letter to the editor from state employee and Coloeado WINS member Tom Orrel here.

 

I am a computer tech at Colorado Mesa University. The work I do supports our local university and ensures that our economy is prepared for the future. All too often, politicians try to score political points by attacking public employees. This is why I read with concern The Daily Sentinel articles about state workers over the last week.

Read Tom’s complete letter here.

 

 

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Denver Post, op-ed: Initiative 300 would protect health of workers and others

Check out this recent opinion editorial from a health health care nurse in support of passing Initiative 300, which would guarantee paid sick time to Denver workers.

Currently 107,000 Denver workers have no sick days- about 41 percent of all Denver workers.

 

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March for Justice, Saturday, October 15th

Tomorrow, thousands of workers, civil rights leaders and faith communities tomorrow on the National Mall. These activists are gathering to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy as a civil rights leader, and assess America’s progress – or lack of it – since his assassination in 1968.

For more infomation, click here.

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Video: Rachel Maddow takes on Colorado Secretary of State Gessler for making it harder for Coloradans to vote

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

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