COWINS Partnership Agreement


This page contains the collective bargaining agreement between the State of Colorado and the state employee union, Colorado Workers for Innovative and New Solutions (COWINS). This document was agreed upon in November 2021 and will remain in effet through July 2024.

Also see the text of the Colorado Partnership Act which established COWINS as the state employee union.

Note on amended agreement: 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.

Last updated: 11/2022

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