In June of 2020, the Colorado Partnership for Quality Jobs and Service Act was signed into law, recognizing Colorado WINS as the certified employee organization for covered State employees. Beginning in January of 2021, the State and Colorado WINS began negotiations for this Partnership Agreement on behalf of all covered employees.
The final Partnership Agreement was ratified through a vote by State employees on November 17, 2021 and signed into effectiveness by Governor Jared Polis on November 18, 2021.
On Sept. 6, 2022, the State of Colorado and Colorado WINS reopened wage negotiations for covered State employees, and a tentative agreement was reached on Oct.13, 2022. COWINS members voted with 99% support to ratify the tentatively agreed upon language. Governor Polis signed the amended agreement on Nov. 17, 2022. The agreement replaced Article 31 Wages and Article 32.5 Pay Cycle of the original Partnership Agreement in their entirety. Funding and support from the General Assembly will be sought. The final budget is dependent upon the approval of the General Assembly.