The Colorado Fuel and Iron Company was once the state’s largest employer, largest private landowner and ran the largest steel mill west of the Mississippi.
Greek coal miners were called freedom fighters and the bone and sinew of the strike that ignited the 1914 Ludlow massacre in southern Colorado
Cesar Chavez is best known for championing California’s farm workers—but he also helped mobilize workers and activists in Colorado.
One tenth of Coloradans are unionized, though the number rose slightly last year.
As Congress debates whether to extend long term federal unemployment benefits, tens of thousands of Coloradans could be affected by the outcome.