A State of the State for All Nevadans,
Responding to the Governor’s State of the State address, AFSCME Local 4041 members say it is incumbent on the Governor and the Legislators to ensure that all state workers share in Nevada’s economic recovery and restore what has been taken.
State Employees have shared in the same devastating economic impact as all Nevada’s citizens have. We too have lost homes to foreclosure, have had family members lose jobs, and have dealt with the sky rocketing cost of health insurance. Yet we continue our efforts to provide the best services for all Nevadans. We care about our communities. Our families are Nevada’s communities.
AFSCME members will be meeting with legislators, talking to our neighbors, informing them of the vital services that we provide to our communities and helping them understand that our struggles are just like theirs. We are going to work together to make this happen. We do have support in the legislature, but we need bi-partisan support to be successful. Members will be contacting other members to set meetings with legislators by district.
We will have teams of researchers from AFSCME International working in Carson City to help develop a viable economic plan for Nevada.
We cannot allow ourselves to be used as the scapegoat any longer or to be blamed for selfishness when we ask for decent wages or benefits. We’ve never walked away on our dedication to the public and we never will. AFSCME Local 4041leadership, its members, and its resources are committed to working with the State’s leadership to ensure that all Nevadans share in the economic recovery. It’s time for all state employees to stand together as one for a better Nevada!
AFSCME Local 4041 President