Through March and April members met with legislators to explain that we need to invest in state jobs and services to help Colorado recover from the pandemic. After 33 visits to legislators in every corner of the state, we were pleased to hear Sen. Moreno committed to taking care of state employees in the upcoming fiscal year.
From Denver to Durango state employees are helping Coloradans recover from a devastating pandemic. For years budget cuts ate away at our resources on the job -- and our pay. This year a pandemic stretched our services and our staff to the very limits, but we pulled together to get Colorado through the COVID crisis. And our legislators recognized our efforts. We took our stories to the state house and testified why we needed a raise -- and we WON. State employees took a proposed 0% increase to a whole 3%. This will cover the PERA adjustment and cost of living increase in most areas of the state.
This just goes to show that when state employees come together through our union -- we win!