On November 18th Colorado state employees celebrated the momentous raises they won this year for tens of thousands of Colorado’s underpaid essential workers. State employees and Governor Polis signed their ground-breaking first contract today, 哪个州的雇员以压倒性的票数通过了99%的赞成票.
为了让政府雇员做他们喜欢的工作, WINS members negotiated for wages and benefits that allow employees to provide for their families while serving their communities including annual wage increases, 所有州级工作的最低工资为15美元, funding to prevent increases in health care costs and a strong policy to combat discrimination and promote diversity, 股本和包容.
从基诺沙到科罗拉多, we believe that we should all have the freedom to express our beliefs without fearing for ourselves or our loved ones. We would like to voice our support for our neighbors in Wisconsin as they mourn the verdict in the trial of vigilante Kyle Rittenhouse.
One perk of our job as state employees is our pension plan with the Public Employee Retirement Association. Pensions offer secure benefits that let employees retire with dignity and live healthy full lives after we finish our professional careers.
State employees have come together to improve wages — which are 16% lower than their peers outside of state government — and understaffing, which puts many employees at risk and makes it difficult to provide the services Coloradans need.
几个世纪以来, workers and unions around the world have fought to make life better for working families. This holiday weekend we celebrate that fight and honor those who paved the way for safer, 更公平的工作条件. 但是这项工作还没有完成.
Recently, the story about state employee and COWINS member Stephanie Maney ran in the Colorado Sun. Jude Mattoon and Evelyn Hutt write about why we need to invest in public services to avoid crises like the one Stephanie experienced.
On August 4th Colorado WINS members at Fitzsimons Veterans Home welcomed Representative Dafna Michealson-Jenet and Senator Rhonda Fields’ Legislative Aide, Jeremiah Ntepp to a meet and greet to discuss their experiences with the chronic underfunding of state services and the impact of the global COVID pandemic on their work.
For over a year state employees have been fighting the coronavirus and providing the critical services we need to get past this global health crisis. 德Macias, 普韦布洛地区中心的一名保健技术员, shares what it’s been like working through the COVID pandemic and how disinvesting in public services has impacted her work serving Colorado’s most vulnerable citizens.