WHAT IS COLORADO CARE WORKERS UNITE?
Colorado Care Workers Unite is a growing group of healthcare workers in Colorado, fighting for industry-wide improvements for caregivers & our clients. Together we will organize & advocate for policy changes that will increase our wages, improve training & win the benefits we need on the job.
WHEN WORKERS UNITE TO MAKE OUR VOICES HEARD, WE WIN!
As frontline workers-healthcare workers, nursing home, home care workers, janitors, airport, security, and state employees- our needs during a global pandemic had to be met to ensure the safety of ourselves, clients, patients and our communities. Together, we applied pressure to our legislators and they listened.
The pandemic did not change the things we have always known to be true: care workers must have paid sick time, ability to collectively bargain, that workers should be protected when they hold employers accountable for their negligence and that care workers strive to reduce harm regardless of its source. The issues were drafted into bills and were passed.
In Senate bills 205, 1415, 217 and 1153 paid sick time available to all frontline workers, whistleblower protections for public health emergencies, law enforcement body camera usage, and state worker collective bargaining protections are passed and secured across Colorado. While these are great first steps for our elected officials to take, we are just getting started in receiving the long term investment and dignity that is long overdue.
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COLORADO CARE WORKERS UNITE MEMBER BENEFITS:
By becoming a card-carrying member of Colorado Care Workers Unite, you’re adding your voice to the movement to lift wages in the industry and to improve care delivery. Members are also eligible for FREE trainings and legal resource to help care givers in our fight to provide the best for our patients, our families and our careers.
Not yet a member? You can sign up on the site today to be eligible or we are please to offer non-members classes at a lower than average rate.