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

November 22, 2021

State employees and homecare providers won these raises against the backdrop of the most significant change the United States has seen in jobs and the labor market in decades.

Working people across Colorado and the country have been taking action–striking for improvements, forming unions and leaving their jobs altogether.

“Too many working people without a union on the job are fed up and voting with their feet, creating the great resignation even in the midst of this crisis. That’s why these victories we’re celebrating today are so important. This is the first step in respecting, protecting, and paying essential workers who we rely on,” said Mike Powers, who works in transportation maintenance for the Colorado Department of Transportation and member of Colorado WINS’ bargaining team.

Read more on the State of Reform website.