IN THE LEGISLATURE
In our first year as an official union and CWA affiliate, the Political Workers Guild of Colorado has hit the ground running, making a difference for political workers and Coloradans alike. Check out some of our accomplishments from the 2021 legislative session as well as our current projects below!
SB21-244: FUNDING HEALTH BENEFITS FOR LEGISLATIVE AIDES
The highlight of our first legislative session was the introduction and passage of Senate Bill 21-244. This crucial piece of legislation provided appropriations for the legislative branch for the 2021-22 state fiscal year, to increase the funding for and FTE allocated to the general assembly to allow the general assembly to provide health benefits for legislative aides, and scoring a huge victory for our newly formed union.
Legislative aides celebrate in the gallery of the Colorado House of Representatives on the third and final passage of SB21-244.
Senators share why they support SB21-244 (and legislative aides) as the bill is heard on third reading.
PERMANENT PTE STATUS
Under SB21-244, aides became permanent, part-time status employees under the State of Colorado, making them eligible for several new benefits.