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Representation

Our union, Colorado WINS, strives to bring economic justice to the workplace and social justice to our communities. We know that when working people, whether we’re Black, white or brown, are united in a union, we have the power in numbers to raise wages, secure basic needs like healthcare insurance, improve our jobs, make life better for our families, and build stronger communities. Additionally, unions set the standard by raising wages and benefits for all (not just their own members) when we have more members across many different workplaces.

Because we stand for equity and justice in the workplace, Colorado WINS will ensure that your rights are protected if you ever face a situation at work that might result in discipline or termination. If you are sent a letter requiring you to attend a pre-disciplinary meeting, called an R-6-10, please email info@cowins.org as soon as possible.

Colorado WINS will also stand with employees who need to make a formal complaint against their employer when a personnel rule or contract provision is broken. The first step is to contact your union representative for any violation. If you don’t know who your union representative is, please email info@cowins.org.

These procedures, called “grievance procedures” escalate in “steps” (from early discussions with low-level supervisors all the way up to full-fledged arbitrations), with specific time limits assigned to each step. You must try to meet the requirements of each step within the specified time limits. Colorado WINS representatives can help draft complaints, work on statements addressing the violations of personnel rule, and support you during meetings, but ultimately everyone still needs to go through the processes set up by the state and the contract. If you fail to do so, without proper cause, you could lose the grievance on a technicality.

If you have other questions regarding a grievance or a final disciplinary action, email our union office for further help.