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James Walsh Says Unions Are Seeing a Surge in Power

Sept. 22, 2023

James Walsh, Clinical Teaching Track Assistant Professor in Political Science, says unions are seeing a surge in power thanks in part to low unemployment that puts workers more in demand and anger over CEOs and their huge salaries, which are on average 350 times higher than salaries of average workers...

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Betcy Jose on Recent Sudanese Conflict in Khartourm

July 26, 2023

“The city is wholly unprepared,” Associate Professor in the Political Science Betcy Jose said referring to Khartoum. “People went to bed Friday night in a peaceful country and woke up to war, and despite the challenges, difficulty, heartache, violence and unpredictability, the people of Sudan have come together to help...

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James Walsh on Starbucks’ New Union Contract Negotiations

March 29, 2023

“It typically takes new unions at least a year to get their first contracts,” said James Walsh, Political Science Clinical Associate Professor. “Starbucks is engaging in a strategy that's pretty typical in this country,” he continued. “When workers win the right to organize, the employers typically stonewall the negotiations or...

Stefes and Jose on Ukraine

March 2, 2023

Political Science Professor Christoph Stefes, and Associate Professor Betcy Jose, talk about the Russian and Ukrainian conflict one year after the Russian invasion. It has been one year since Russia invaded Ukraine 9News Denver , February 24

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James Walsh Expands on Irish History in Leadville

Sept. 22, 2022

Assistant Professor in Political Science James Walsh says there were about 3,000 Irish-born people in the town of Leadville at any one time during the silver rush. Walsh, who has spent 20 years researching Irish history in Leadville and is publishing a book next year, says life for those who...

CLAS Faculty Among Those Working on Ninth Street Restoration Project

Aug. 24, 2022

In March, the University of Colorado Denver revealed plans to restore and renovate all of the buildings on Ninth Street that the school occupies. - Brian Page, Associate Professor and Chair of Geography and Environmental Sciences, is working on a project to digitize the history of Auraria by creating interactive...

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Continuing to Build Bonds with Ireland and Striking as a Human Right from James Walsh

April 14, 2022

James Walsh, Clinical Associate Professor of Political Science, offers insights to the history of strikes and the current debate of strikes in Colorado. Walsh was also recently part of a group welcoming a delegation from the Allihies Copper Mine Museum in West Cork, Ireland, who traveled to Leadville, Colorado, to...

Christoph Stefes Weighs In on Ukraine and Russia

March 3, 2022

Political Science Professor Christoph Stefes said in an interview he believes the Russian invasion of Ukraine may have been in the works for months or years and that it would be hard to judge exactly how sanctions will affect Putin and Russia. “I’ve seen Putin’s speeches in the last few...

James Walsh Talks About the Deal King Soopers and Workers Recently Approved

Feb. 3, 2022

Workers from 77 King Soopers stores approved a new three-year agreement with the grocery chain last month. Assistant Professor C/T of Political Science James Walsh studies labor movements and helps break down the deal and its possible statewide impact. What the recent grocery strike could mean for organized labor’s future...

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Betcy Jose weighs in on the worsening humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia

Oct. 28, 2021

“This is a story of enormous human tragedy that this is what the international community needs to focus on—putting pressure on all those who are involved at a minimum to allow for humanitarian access to people who are so desperately in need…Civilians who don’t have a direct hand in the...