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State Budget: A Reflection of Why State Workers Matter

May 2, 2023

Yesterday, Governor Polis signed the state budget for Fiscal Year 2023-2024 into law. It is one of the single largest investments in Colorado public services in living memory.

State Budget: A Reflection of Why State Workers Matter

Enforcing the contract isn’t easy, but it’s worth it.

March 23, 2023

Thanks to members' vigilance in enforcing our contract, CDLE (and all departments with similar practices) must cease and desist from applying departmental policies that violate Article 14.3.

Enforcing the contract isn’t easy, but it’s worth it.

Members have ratified the CDOC Tentative Agreement!

February 27, 2023

Our Tentative Agreement with the Department of Corrections has been ratified as an addendum to our Partnership Agreement.

Members have ratified the CDOC Tentative Agreement!

CDOC Ratification Starts Today!

January 31, 2023

Members in CDOC came to a Tentative Agreement with their department for better safety, staffing, and employee wellness measure. Read all about it!

CDOC Ratification Starts Today!

CDOC Case Managers fixed their new pay scales! Learn how they got it done.

January 13, 2023

Late last year, CDOC Case Managers identified that the state had designated their pay scale incorrectly. Thanks to their organizing efforts, they’ve found a solution!

CDOC Case Managers fixed their new pay scales! Learn how they got it done.

President Skip Miller explains EDI for state employees

January 5, 2023

Skip Miller hits back on the claim that our union "doesn’t really give a fig" about equity for state employees.

President Skip Miller explains EDI for state employees

Members have ratified their new Agreement with CDHS!

December 6, 2022

On December 17th, members in CDHS ratified their Tentative Agreement with the Colorado Department of Human Services. This Agreement addresses staffing ratios, payroll corrections, and more!

Members have ratified their new Agreement with CDHS!

KRDO: DOC Employees Face Tragedy Due to Short Staffing

November 28, 2022

As vacancies at State Correctional Facilities continue to rise, DOC employees are continuously asked to fill the gaps left by department policies. These dangerous conditions are now responsible for the death of DOC employees.

KRDO: DOC Employees Face Tragedy Due to Short Staffing

WINS members won Step Raises in bargaining. Here’s what you need to know.

November 17, 2022

State employees successfully won Step Raises in bargaining and ratified them into our contract. We aren't done yet, though!

WINS members won Step Raises in bargaining. Here’s what you need to know.

Colorado WINS Pushes Back on DOC Retention Bonuses

October 7, 2022

Hilary Glasgow spoke with 9 News on Thursday about the need to find long-term solutions to the short staffing crisis.

Colorado WINS Pushes Back on DOC Retention Bonuses

Colorado WINS on Biden Administration’s Student Debt Discharge

August 26, 2022

Denver, CO—Colorado WINS, the union representing over 23,000 state employees issued the following statement after the Biden administration made key decisions on student debt:

Colorado WINS on Biden Administration’s Student Debt Discharge

Tragedies in DOC from Short Staffing Crisis

July 26, 2022

Earlier this month DOC workers, their friends and families had tragedy strike their community several times.

Tragedies in DOC from Short Staffing Crisis

WINS Responds to Supreme Court Decision overturning Roe v. Wade

June 25, 2022

Today the Supreme Court, led by extremists, overturned the right of people to choose how and when to have children. Colorado WINS soundly denounces this decision. We support–and have supported from the very beginning–equal rights for people of every color, class, and religion to make their own decisions about their healthcare, based on accurate, unbiased information and unfettered access to quality, affordable healthcare.

WINS Responds to Supreme Court Decision overturning Roe v. Wade

Colorado WINS Members Celebrate Juneteenth

June 23, 2022

On Saturday, June 18th, state employees marched in the Juneteenth Music Festival and parade in honor of the newest state holiday, Juneteenth. Together in Five Points with the Black community who have been celebrating there for years without official recognition, we honored Black people’s unique contribution to justice in our society.

Colorado WINS Members Celebrate Juneteenth

**State Employees Celebrate a Successful 2022 Legislative Session, Funding for Contract to Address Understaffing, Pay Inequities, and More**

June 9, 2022

*Lawmakers Funded State Employee Union Colorado WINS’ First Contract With the State, Including 3% Cost of Living Adjustments & a Study to Address Pay Inequities*

**State Employees Celebrate a Successful 2022 Legislative Session, Funding for Contract to Address Understaffing, Pay Inequities, and More**

Grand Junction Nurses Secure a Pivotal Victory

June 8, 2022

For months we were asked to take on additional duties in the medication distribution clinic without proper training or support to prevent prescription errors.

Grand Junction Nurses Secure a Pivotal Victory

Legislative Wrap Up Includes Big Wins for State Employees

June 7, 2022

The end of the 2022 Legislative Session is here! This session lawmakers operated with a historically large budget to fund state services thanks to work by WINS members to win federal relief dollars for our state. Great work political committee!

Legislative Wrap Up Includes Big Wins for State Employees

Colorado WINS Celebrates Pride Month

June 7, 2022

As state employees, we’re working hard to make sure our state services are delivered equitably to every Coloradan, no matter what they look like or who they love.

Colorado WINS Celebrates Pride Month