Colorado WINS


Become a Colorado WINS Member

Colorado Workers for Innovations and New Solutions (WINS) represents more than 30,000 classified state employees who work to ensure our quality of life in communities across Colorado. Colorado WINS is the only member-driving organization committed to improving working conditions, safety, staff attrition, pay and benefits for Colorado state employees. To this end, we work in partnership with the state to ensure Colorado attracts and retains a competitive workforce that serves all Coloradans.

To become a member, please fill out the information on the right.


What are the benefits of becoming a Colorado WINS member?

As a member of Colorado WINS, you get a seat at the table on issues in the workplace and at the Legislature. Envision safer working conditions, better pay, benefits and less staff turnover or understaffing. Envision getting the respect you deserve as a public servant. That’s what a stronger Colorado WINS can achieve with you as a member. Collectively, we can restore respect of employees and pride to the workforce.

Members also have access to national and local benefit programs to offer you valuable, discounted products and services exclusively for union members. You can view a list of benefits here.

How much is membership?

Both full- and part-time Colorado state classified employees are eligible to become full members of Colorado WINS. The amount of dues you pay is set by members themselves. Dues are currently 1.25% of your base pay per pay period (overtime not included). That works out to be about thirty minutes of work in any given week, or only about two hours a month.

Other membership options

Associate Membership

If you are not part of the Colorado classified personnel system you can become and Associate Member of Colorado WINS. For more information about the requirements and specifics of this type of membership, please contact Cindy Taylor at or 303-937-6440.

Retiree Membership

If you are a retiree from the Colorado classified personnel system you can become a Retiree Member of WINS. For more information please contact Robert Lindgren at or 719-569-0375.


You cannot be fired or disciplined for joining a union.

Further, Colorado State Personnel Rules explicitly state that you cannot be demoted, reprimanded or otherwise disciplined for talking about, supporting or joining a union.

Tax disclaimer: Contributions or gifts to Colorado WINS Local 1876 are not tax deductible as charitable contributions but may be tax deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses.