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CDHS Labor Management Committee

The COWINS & CDHS State Entity Agreement lays the foundation for a Labor Management Committee where union members can meet with management about ongoing issues in CDHS.

If there is an ongoing issue in your workplace that you would like to raise, you can submit a topic to the CDHS LMC below.

The COWINS & CDHS Agreement

On November 9th, 2022, the CDHS bargaining team came to a Tentative Agreement with the Department of Human Services for a new entity-specific Agreement. This new Agreement covers:

Share the summary of the CDHS Agreement.

In December 2022, Colorado WINS members working in CDHS voted on whether to ratify this Tentative Agreement.

The CDHS Agreement was ratified with 99.5% approval!

Only COWINS members working in CDHS were able to vote on the Agreement they bargained for. If you’re not already a member, click here to join your coworkers!

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What's next?

We have this Agreement with CDHS because of the hard work members have done to get here. Without lobbying the State Legislature, we wouldn't have the right to bargain an Agreement at all. Now that we've bargained successfully, we need Union Stewards to enforce the Partnership Agreement and educate their coworkers about their union. Make your workplace stronger today!


The CDHS LMC is a committee of union members and management who meet regularly to discuss ongoing issues in the department.


CDHS Agreement

Read the State Entity Agreement between COWINS and the Colorado Department of Human Services.


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Members of our Committee on Political Education are state employees who talk with State Legislators on behalf of their coworkers. Show politicians who makes Colorado run!


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