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Steps Campaign

October 13th, our bargaining team came to a Tentative Agreement with the State of Colorado that includes, among other things, step raises! On October 29th, COWINS Members voted to approve the Tentative Agreement between COWINS and the State of Colorado.

With 99% approval, the 2022 Tentative Agreement has been ratified into our 2021-2024 Partnership Agreement.

Click here to view the Ratified Agreement

Click here to view the drafted Pay System

Click here for resources to share with your coworkers

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Here is what's outlined in our Tentative Agreement with the State:

Voting closed 5pm, October 29th.

What's next?

Now that the Tentative Agreement has been ratified, we need to secure funding for step raises through the State Legislature. The contract isn’t worth the paper it’s written on if the State Legislature votes against funding. There's also ways you can help within your workplace! Union Stewards enforce the Partnership Agreement and educate their coworkers about their union. Make your workplace stronger today!

Meet the candidates that members have endorsed

Members that are part of COPE interviewed the 2022 candidates and asked them: "Will you vote in support of Step Raises?" See the ones who said "YES!"


Help elect pro-worker candidates

Voters need to hear the stories of state employees. Help them understand why funding for Step Raises matters!


Hold politicians accountable

Members of our Committee on Political Education are state employees who talk with State Legislators on behalf of their coworkers. Show politicians who makes Colorado run!


Become a Steward

Stewards are the backbone of our union. They know their jobs, they know their contract, and they're not afraid to say so! Become a Steward to make sure your coworkers' rights in the workplace are protected.