Colorado WINS member and CSU Pueblo employee Tamra Axworthy gave the following statement regarding the proposed layoffs at CSU-Pueblo:
“As a Colorado WINS member, I know how state employees contribute to the Southern Colorado economy. Across the board cuts hurt them, their families, and will have a ripple effect throughout Pueblo and Southern Colorado. I understand that my job could be at risk.
Before we apply such drastic measures, at such an impactful time of year, we should look at other options, many of which have already been identified. The University Budget Board has data and resources available to continue working towards that end. As employees, we are willing to listen and come together on a solution that doesn’t hurt families and our local economy.
As employees, we’re calling on our State Senator and State Representative to work with us and avoid these layoffs.”
Due to cuts, CSU-Pueblo has announced that it must cut $3.3 million from its budget, which could result in a loss of up to 50 positions.