June 17, 2024

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The Unaffiliated | Colorado labor movement roasts Jared Polis over vetoes

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The Unaffiliated — All politics, no agenda.

Dennis Dougherty, who leads the Colorado AFL-CIO, speaks at a rally outside the state Capitol on Thursday, blasting Gov. Jared Polis for vetoing bills that were priorities for the labor movement. (Jesse Paul, The Colorado Sun)

The Colorado labor movement held a Jared Polis hate-fest Thursday on the west steps of the state Capitol.

“Shame on Polis!” about 200 demonstrators shouted. Some were wearing “POLIS FAILED WORKERS” T-shirts. A banner hanging above their head said “GOVERNOR POLIS TURNED HIS BACK ON US.” Expletives flowed freely.

Union leaders are livid at Colorado’s governor for vetoing a trio of their priority bills last week, but they used Thursday to air broader grievances against Polis, including that he hasn’t joined workers on a picket line…

Jesse Paul, Sandra Fish and Brian Eason

2024-05-24 09:22:06

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