“I just want to say thank you to the Joint Budget Committee for supporting state workers,” said Shelly Marquez, and Accountant in the Dept. of Human Services Domestic Violence program. “It means a lot to us and to Colorado, and we look forward to continuing the conversation about how we serve the state.”
Read more here: http://coloradowins.org/2014/01/13/jbc-approves-3-pay-raise/
More than a dozen members attended the Joint Budget Committee hearing about Common Policies, which includes employee compensation. They also delivered signed postcards to all six JBC members and State Employee calendars to all 100 of our legislators.
The Governor proposed a 1.5% across-the-board pay raise for the people who make this state happen. With inflation near nearly twice that, Colorado WINS members are steadfast in securing a 3% pay raise for all classified state employees.
Read stories from state workers about the jobs they do and how they impact the lives of those who call Colorado home: http://coloradowins.org/wagecampaign/
Join us for a terrorific Hallo-WINS-day on Wednesday, Oct. 30 in Denver! Wear a costume and you could win a prize. Bring your little goblins for a special Haunted House.
We stand united with federal corrections officers, who are currently working without pay. #endtheshutdown #shutdown #workwithoutpay #corrections
During the Special Member Convention elected delegates approved two amendments to the COWINS Constitution. We also held breakout sessions on the upcoming Wage Campaign, how to talk to potential members about the union and using social media as a tool to promote labor movement.
Special Member Convention was a success #unionpower #unionstrong #labor #convention
Fast food workers strike in protest of low-paying, non-union positions. They are asking their companies for a livable wage.
Today, our retiree members went to Congressman Mike Coffman’s office to deliver balloons with messages urging him to stave off budget cuts to social security, head start and other social programs. Their messages were received but building management called the police to escort the retirees off the property.
Carl from CSP says: “I have worked for the private sector of prisons. The working conditions were terrible and unsafe. The pay was inadequate and was only made possible by working many hours of paid overtime. I take pride in working for the state and I smile when I look down and see my state of Colorado patch. Please don’t take that pride away from me and many of my fellow hard working and dedicated brothers and sisters.”
What do YOU want to say to the legislators who want to cut your pay by 1/3? Sign the open letter TODAY: http://bit.ly/1ba0pyq