As we come to the close of yet another year, we’re proud to look back at the accomplishments WINS members achieved due to the hard work, effective tactics, and a sound strategy in the past year.
Here are some of the most important achievements of 2018.
At the legislature we:
- Secured a 3% across-the-board raise for state employees.
- Salary adjustments for Mental Health Institutes’ direct care workers, who faced pay compression for several years (where salary for incoming workers was higher than that of veteran care staff).
- Reduced retirement age for new Correctional Officers.
- Worked to extend benefits for survivors of state employees who die in a work-related death from less than a month to more than 12 months.
- Secured funding for rising healthcare costs so no employees see a decrease in take home pay.
- Shored up the retirement fund with only some compromises
- Secured due process for state employees accused of abuse and ensured employees found guilty will not have access to vulnerable populations
- At DHS, members organized to submit comments during the Sunset Review of the Psychiatric Technical Licensing comment period, urging the state to continue the Psych Tech licensing program.
- Addressed pay compression at Adams State University
- Addressed pay compression at the State Mental Health Institutes
- Began EMC at Grand Junction Regional Center
- 150 idea cards from members for new CEO at CMHIP
- Remedied incorrect leave calculation at GJRC through partnership with DPA
- Added 500 new WINS members
- Elected new Executive Board during the Triennial Member Convention
- Trained 7 new stewards in DOC
- Members volunteered 131 shifts to elect pro-worker candidates
- Helped elect Nora Kelly to second term on the State Personnel Board
- 67% of members voted in the mid-term election
Did we miss something? Let us know in the comments the best thing you and your fellow Union members did at your workplace!