We Make Colorado Happen  

We keep our children and families safe and healthy, our communities clean and welcoming, and ensure all Coloradans have access to government services. We’re proud of the work we do. Because public service isn’t just a job. It’s a calling. We help people get back on their feet. We maintain the infrastructure we all depend on every day.  

That’s why we’re coming together for respect: for a voice on the job and a seat at the table. Together, we can win strong public services and jobs — for stronger communities.  

New Rights for Colorado County Workers 

AFSCME members in Colorado organized to pass a new law so that all Colorado county workers have the right to advocate for changes in our workplaces. Adams and Pueblo County employees have won real improvements to our lives and working conditions, and now all County employees can too. 

Standing together with 125,000 county workers in 37 different states, and 1.4 million AFSCME public service workers and retirees from around the country, makes all the difference. 

“The staffing crisis has taken its toll on services and has made it difficult for us to do our jobs.

“Before we had collective bargaining rights, we had no say over how we can best deliver the services we provide.

“We are the voices for the kids of Adams County who we serve.

“24 hours a day, seven days a week, pandemic or no pandemic, we are in foster homes seeing our families, making sure the kids that we work with are safe.

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We in Pueblo County, and all essential county workers in Colorado, need a protected voice at work so we can partner with management to solve the crucial issues plaguing our departments. This right already belongs to Colorado’s state workers and the majority of private sector workers, it only makes sense that Colorado’s county workers be afforded this same, basic freedom.
Some legislative leaders want to give all local public worker unions the power to collectively bargain, but they're up against a lot of powerful opponents.

As Boulder workers who have seen firsthand how unions improve their members’ lives, we are thrilled that one of the bills in the pipeline for this year’s Legislative session would give Colorado’s public employees the ability to form recognized unions and collectively bargain.

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