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The COWINS Partnership Agreement lays the foundation for a Statewide Labor Management Committee where union members can meet with management about ongoing issues. The mutual goal for our LMC is to improve employee satisfaction, productivity, and efficiency by promoting trust, fairness, and open communication between
employees and the State.

To learn more about what is being discussed in the Statewide LMC, access the meeting minutes for previous sessions below.

What issues does the LMC address?

The main issues our LMC covers are: quality services, safety, health, and recruitment & retention of staff. These issues are not exhaustive and the LMC is a site where members can be creative when identifying issues and crafting solutions.

What are issues the LMC cannot address?

In our contract, we specifically state that the LMC will not discuss individual grievances, individual medical issues, or individual disciplinary cases. This makes sense! We should aspire to make sure the LMC addresses issues that affect large numbers of state employees.

What does an LMC member do?

Members represent coworkers in their workplaces, department, and union. They have been elected to improve the working conditions for state workers. The committee will be composed of equal numbers of management (chosen by the State) and employees (elected by COWINS members) not to exceed a total of 20 individuals.

Department LMCs

The Partnership Agreement also lays the groundwork for additional LMCs specific to individual departments. Learn more about the department LMCs currently running!


Labor Management Committee for the Colorado Department of Human Services.



Labor Management Committee for the Colorado Department of Corrections.



Labor Management Committee for the Fort Collins campus of Colorado State University.


Statewide LMC Team

Meet the members who advocate for state workers in meetings with management.