Colorado WINS: When State Employees Have A Voice
About Colorado WINS
Colorado Workers for Innovative and New Solutions (WINS) is a union representing more than 31,000 state employees who work to ensure our quality of life in communities in every corner of our state. Black or white, asian or latinx, native or newcomer, we make the way for quality essential services to everyone.
State employees care for veterans, the sick, and the disabled; we maintain the safety and use of our roads and bridges; we protect the quality of our drinking water and air; we assist those hurt by the economic downturn; we provide stewardship to public lands and boost tourism; we keep our jails and communities secure and provide many other essential services.
In 2020, state employees came together through our union Colorado Workers for Innovative and New Solutions (WINS) to pass a game changing bill that allows us to negotiate with our employer, State of Colorado, for better wages, benefits, and working conditions.
History and accomplishments
In 2007, state employees came together to form Colorado Workers for Innovative and New Solutions (WINS). Members from three of the state’s employee organizations decided to pool our resources for a greater voice to improve state jobs and services. We work in partnership with the state to improve quality of services, working conditions, safety, conflict resolution, staff attrition, pay and benefits and more to ensure that we have an effective workforce to serve all Coloradans.
Colorado WINS Executive Board
Colorado WINS Executive Board Officers and leadership hail from a variety of backgrounds and from areas across the state ranging from Sterling to Canon City to the Western Slope and Denver. The Executive Board Officers, District and Department Committee Vice Presidents and the Retiree Chair are nominated and elected by fellow WINS members to represent their interests every three years.
Colorado WINS District Chapters
Our organization is divided into six District Chapters, based on counties you reside in. See the map below to find out which District Chapter you belong to. Click on the image to see the map full size.