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November 2023 Election Endorsements

The Denver Area Labor Federation (DALF) represents over 80,000 working Coloradans, through over 114 affiliated unions. Our membership is diverse and includes everyone from teachers, firefighters, and home care workers to electricians and aerospace workers.  We come together as the Denver Area Labor Federation because we believe in one simple idea: when working people stand together, we can create positive changes for everyone.

DALF votes to endorse candidates based on how they will impact not only our unions, but all working people in the Denver Area. We carefully consider how each candidate will help us fight for a more equal and secure economy where working people can build power, ensure economic justice for themselves and their families, and combat the influence of corporations and wealthy elites.

Voting is our chance as working people to support those who support us.  Who you vote for is your personal decision, but we hope that you will take DALF’s endorsements into consideration as you fill out your ballot.

 

AS OF SEPTEMBER 29th, 2023, THE DENVER AREA LABOR FEDERATION HAS ENDORSED THE FOLLOWING CANDIDATES AND BALLOT ISSUES:

ARVADA

Mayor: Lauren Simpson

City Council District 2: Shawna Ambrose

City Council At-Large: Sharon Davis

AURORA

Mayor: Juan Marcano

City Council Ward IV: Jon Gray

City Council Ward V: Chris Rhodes

City Council Ward VI: Brian Matise

City Council At-Large (choose 2): Alison Coombs

City Council At-Large (choose 2): Curtis Gardner

CENTENNIAL

City Council District 1: Amy Tharp

LAKEWOOD

City Council Ward 1: Glenda Sinks

City Council Ward 2: Isabel Cruz

City Council Ward 3: Roger Low

City Council Ward 5: Jacob LaBure

THORNTON

Mayor: Jan Kulmann

WESTMINSTER

City Council At-Large (choose 3): Claire Carmelia

City Council At-Large (choose 3): Amber Hott

City Council At-Large (choose 3): Tim Pegg

CHERRY CREEK SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION

District A: Anne Egan

DENVER PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD

District 1: Scott Baldermann

At-Large: Kwame Spearman

DOUGLAS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION

District A: Susan Meek

District C: Brad Geiger

District F: Valerie Thompson

DOUGLAS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT RE-1

Ballot Issue 5A: SUPPORT

Ballot Issue 5b: SUPPORT

 

 

 

 

November 2023 Election Endorsements

We're Not Slowing Down: The Labor Movement Must Keep Up The Fight For Voting Rights

It was deeply disappointing that just days after our nation paid homage to the great civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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U.S. Labor Movement's Next Frontier is the Tech Industry, AFL-CIO's Shuler Says

The U.S. tech sector is the next frontier for labor organizing, and its workers are starting to understand the collective power unions have, President of the AFL-CIO Liz Shuler said on Friday at the Reuters Next Conference.

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Meet the Woman on the Brink of Transforming Labor in America for the Young and Reshuffling Workforce

When Liz Shuler rides on an airplane, she often has an experience that will be familiar to most travelers: Her seat mate asks, "What do you do?"

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Strikes Are Sweeping the Labor Market as Workers Wield New Leverage

Marcial Reyes could have just quit his job. Frustrated with chronic understaffing at the Kaiser Permanente hospital where he works in Southern California, he knows he has options in a region desperate for nurses.

Instead, he voted to go on strike.

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Labor Flexes Its Muscle as Leverage Tips from Employers to Workers

And many of them are either hitting the picket lines or quitting their jobs as a result.

The changing dynamics of the US labor market, which has put employees rather than employers in the driver's seat in a way not seen for decades, is allowing unions to flex their muscle.

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20 years after mine disaster, Brookwood miners are still fighting for safety

Twenty years ago today, on a Sunday afternoon in Brookwood, Alabama, 32 coal miners descended 2,000 feet below the ground into the Jim Walter Resources Blue Creek No. 5 Mine for a routine maintenance check.
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