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For second year in a row, state employees will be getting a raise! Share this image if you signed a postcard, made a call, sent an email, or lobbied your legislator to vote for the increase!

Read more here: http://bit.ly/1gCsmtx

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One step closer to a raise: the Colorado House passes the budget, which includes the 2.5% increase for state workers.

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Join us on Wednesday, April 16 for another WINSday in the Denver office. We’ll view Stanley Kubrick’s “The Seafarers” and talk about the Ludlow Centennial Commemoration events.

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We’re expecting next week’s Revenue Forecast to put the 3% raise in danger. Now is the time to call JBC members and let them know that state workers contribute to our state’s economic recovery!

Only by hearing from YOU can this raise become a reality. Call one or all of the JBC members listed and say:

"Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a state employee working at __(dept/facility: ie: DOC, Sterling)__.

Please keep the 3% base-building raise for state workers funded in this year’s budget. We spend our money in local economies and help contribute to our State’s economic health. A raise for state employees means that next year, our state economy will be even stronger.

A 3% raise that helps state workers keep up with inflation will propel Colorado forward. Thank you.”

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WINS joins State Senators in calling on CDOT to release info on US-36 50-year toll road contract with an Australian private company. Read more here: http://bit.ly/1emGxRO

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“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/

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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.

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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/

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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. 

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We stand united with federal corrections officers, who are currently working without pay. #endtheshutdown #shutdown #workwithoutpay #corrections

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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.

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Special Member Convention was a success #unionpower #unionstrong #labor #convention

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Fast food workers strike in protest of low-paying, non-union positions. They are asking their companies for a livable wage.