Courtesy of John Barron
As a correctional officer at Delta Correctional Center, John Barron has been helping his coworkers and community gain ground in the fight for better wages and public services.
John started working for the state in the Department of Youth Corrections 14 years ago, before transferring to the Delta Correctional Center in 2000.
His professionalism in the work place has earned him the respect of his peers and a promotion to sergeant. He has participated in exclusive details such as the Emergency Response and Tracking Team. His commitment to state employees moves him to help workers in other departments push for better pay and health care.
As a member of the Western Colorado Trades and Labor Assembly, John will be leading workers in the annual Fourth of July parade in Grand Junction.
In his free time, John enjoys spending time with his family and especially hiking with his daughter. One of his favorite spots to roam is the Colorado National Monument, which he said is a beautiful place that people need to experience if they haven’t already. John can also be found shooting firearms on the vast public lands of Colorado’s western slope.
At the work site, John and his coworkers urged the Department of Corrections negotiating team to address the issue of inmates being allowed to have X-Acto knives in their cells, a policy the department has since discontinued.
John and his coworkers worked tirelessly collecting post cards for pay restoration and pay reform, which were critical in passing legislation that benefits all state employees.
John is one of many WINS members whose dedication to his job and coworkers has been evident throughout his career. He continues to fight on behalf of those whose voices need to be heard.
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