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When state employees have a voice, Colorado WINS

Colorado Workers for Innovative and New Solutions (WINS) is a union representing more than 31,000 state employees. We work to improve quality of services, safety, pay and benefits, working conditions, conflict resolution, staff attrition and more to ensure an effective workforce to serve all Coloradans.

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From snowplow drivers to veterans homes nurses, state employees perform critical jobs that keep Coloradans safe and healthy.

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To recover from the pandemic, Colorado must invest directly in the workers who are getting us through it

To recover from the pandemic, Colorado must invest directly in the workers who are getting us through it.

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To recover from the pandemic, Colorado must invest directly in the workers who are getting us through it

State Workers Put Lives on Line for the Public

Last March, as toilet paper and disinfectant flew off shelves, Coloradans didn’t know how our state could weather this global health emergency.

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State Workers Put Lives on Line for the Public

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Media Roundup: Catch up on COWINS in the news!

November 30, 2021

On November 18th Colorado state employees celebrated the momentous raises they won this year for tens of thousands of Colorado’s underpaid essential workers. State employees and Governor Polis signed their ground-breaking first contract today, which state employees voted overwhelmingly to ratify with a 99% vote yes.

Media Roundup: Catch up on COWINS in the news!

State of Reform: Colorado celebrates plan to raise minimum wage for Colorado’s direct care workers to $15/hour & Governor, COWINS sign first partnership agreement

November 22, 2021

State employees and homecare providers won these raises against the backdrop of the most significant change the United States has seen in jobs and the labor market in decades.

State of Reform: Colorado celebrates plan to raise minimum wage for Colorado’s direct care workers to $15/hour & Governor, COWINS sign first partnership agreement

CPR: Colorado raises hourly minimum wage to $15 for state workers to help fill vacancies

November 21, 2021

In order to keep state employees in the jobs they love, WINS members negotiated for wages and benefits that allow employees to provide for their families while serving their communities including annual wage increases, a $15 minimum wage for all state jobs, funding to prevent increases in health care costs and a strong policy to combat discrimination and promote diversity, equity and inclusion.

CPR: Colorado raises hourly minimum wage to $15 for state workers to help fill vacancies
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