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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.

Bargaining team members from around the state gathered for the first time in person to add their signatures signaling state employees’ vote to ratify the contract. Then in a ceremonial press event, Gov. Polis added his signature officially moving the contract into effect.

Read the news reports from the event to learn more about this exciting day!

Media Round Up:

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

Colorado governor, state union agree to raises for more than 30,000 employees under first-of-its-kind labor agreement

WATCH: Gov. Polis announces plan to raise minimum wage for state direct care workers in Colorado

Colorado state workers to get pay raises for the next three years

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

Colorado's Direct Care Workers Get Minimum Wage Hike To $15/Hour

Polis rolls out new min wage for direct care workers