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COWINS Newsletter | April 2024

What we need to correct Colorado corrections.

April 9, 2024

From COWINS Bargaining Team member Patrick Mahaffey: "If we really want to make a change in CDOC we need to do more than provide one-time signing bonuses or short-term raises that could evaporate as soon as the funding dries up."

What we need to correct Colorado corrections.

With Step Raises on the Horizon, the Short Staffing Looms Large

March 27, 2024

“This is a historic investment in state workers — bringing back longevity pay,” said Hilary Glasgow, the executive director of the state employee union, Colorado WINS. “We’re still facing a shortage. But I think that the legislature is taking steps to address that.”

With Step Raises on the Horizon, the Short Staffing Looms Large

Letter from COWINS to CDOC Dir. Stancil

February 15, 2024

We planned to meet with CDOC Executive Director Stancil on Monday about harassment within the department. That meeting was unceremoniously canceled by Dir. Stancil. Here's the letter we planned to deliver to him.

Letter from COWINS to CDOC Dir. Stancil

CDOC says there's no discrimination against Puerto Rican workers in BVCC. We disagree.

January 26, 2024

“The whole report says that this is unfounded. It’s not unfounded, because they literally found proof of the allegations that were made,” said COWINS Executive Director Hilary Glasgow.

CDOC says there's no discrimination against Puerto Rican workers in BVCC. We disagree.

Statement on War in Gaza

January 26, 2024

We call on elected leaders to come together to bring an end to the violence and demand a peaceful resolution that ensures both lasting security for the Israeli people and a sustained end to decades of occupation, blockades and lack of freedom endured by the Palestinian people.

Statement on War in Gaza

COWINS Executive Director: "Hold CDOC programming sacred."

January 24, 2024

“One of the things we’re trying to wrap our heads around at WINS is how do we ensure that we have enough security safety staff, but that we also hold programming sacred? Sure, we can depopulate, we can reduce the number of inmates. But we’re sending people out into the streets that haven’t had programming in four years, because we’ve had to suspend classes and counseling so that those workers can go serve on security,” said Hilary Glasgow, Executive Director of Colorado WINS.

COWINS Executive Director: "Hold CDOC programming sacred."

Why members are excited for their new CSU Pueblo agreement

January 1, 2024

Frank Montoya, a custodian and WINS member, told the Pueblo Chieftain that the agreement has boosted workers' morale and will benefit CSU Pueblo as a whole.

Why members are excited for their new CSU Pueblo agreement

Colorado state worker pay has improved. Other jobs still pay more.

December 8, 2023

Hilary Glasgow, executive director of Colorado WINS, says the employment crisis is a result of decades of underfunding that has left the state as a de facto “training ground for the private sector.”

Colorado state worker pay has improved. Other jobs still pay more.

WINS Members speak out on short staffing in CDOC.

November 7, 2023

Read more about the experiences of state workers inside Colorado's prisons.

WINS Members speak out on short staffing in CDOC.

Colorado WINS Statement on Governor’s Budget Proposal

November 3, 2023

Colorado WINS Executive Director Hilary Glasgow issued the following statement today in response to the release of Governor Jared Polis’s 2023 budget proposal.

Colorado WINS Statement on Governor’s Budget Proposal

CMHHIP workers put on admin leave for months at a time

October 29, 2023

Union Steward at CMHHIP, Dr. Sallette Thompson, shares her story of being placed on administrative leave for seven months, with no clear end in sight.

CMHHIP workers put on admin leave for months at a time

DOC Officers injured & killed in the line of duty

September 30, 2023

“When we talk about state employees putting their lives on the line, we are not being hypothetical. This is the extreme extent of the daily dangers that many state employees face in order to provide services that protect the public. We must do everything in our power to support the workers who risk their lives to provide these crucial services,” said Hilary Glasgow, Executive Director of Colorado WINS.

DOC Officers injured & killed in the line of duty

We stand in solidarity with UAW workers.

September 20, 2023

As 13,000 auto workers from the United Auto Workers (UAW) strike to demand fair wages amid strong company profits and astronomical pay for executives, Colorado WINS, the state employee union representing more than 24,000 Colorado employees, released a statement of support.

We stand in solidarity with UAW workers.

Living conditions are being addressed thanks to WINS members at BVCC

August 18, 2023

Colorado WINS members met with CDOC Executive Director Stancil about the state of facility living conditions, and he committed to address the situation. Since then, shakedowns have stopped, privacy and maintenance has improved, and an investigation is underway by the Office of Inspector General.

Living conditions are being addressed thanks to WINS members at BVCC

Here's why the raises WINS members won matter for public services

August 17, 2023

WINS members spoke out about how short staffing is impacting their work, and why helping state workers make ends meet will make CO a competitive employer.

Here's why the raises WINS members won matter for public services