Colorado House Democrats advanced measures to raise the minimum wage over objections from Republicans who say it’s a costly idea.
A Democratic push to raise the minimum wage in Colorado notched an early success Monday at the Capitol.
Colorado voters would have the choice to increase the state’s minimum wage from $8.23 an hour to $12.50 with legislation introduced Thursday by a Democratic lawmaker.
Minimum wage workers in Colorado are getting a small raise in 2015.
Organizers say about 400 people participated in Colorado’s latest demonstrations in favor of higher wages for fast food workers.
Colorado’s minimum wage of $8 an hour is under review in Boulder, where a community meeting is planned to talk about options for a higher “living wage.”
Fast food workers in Denver are expected to demonstrate again in favor of higher wages.
Fast-food employees have gotten big headlines for their calls for a $15 minimum wage and union rights.
In a bit of political reinvention, Andrew Romanoff moved to Colorado’s 6th U.S. House district to challenge for its congressional seat. But, in a sense, the district has also revamped itself.
Fast food workers in Denver are participating in a national strike to win $15 an hour wages, and three people were arrested when they sat down in the road and refused to get up.