AFSCME Local 4041

Campaign Updates

“I wanted to serve on the PEBP Board as it is my passion to do what I can to make a difference in the healthcare coverage for state employees. I’m hoping to influence PEBP Board members to best benefit healthcare for state employees, especially those who struggle to even afford to use their healthcare benefits,” said Janell.
In response to the Governor’s proposal to include back pay for state employees in the 2023 budget for furlough days taken in 2021, AFSCME Local 4041 released the following statement from Harry Schiffman, President, AFSCME Local 4041, and electrician at UNLV: “The Governor and Interim Finance Committee can and should use American Rescue Plan funds to reimburse state employees for furlough days now, not in next year’s budget.
“Today is a huge victory for Nevada state employees. We appreciate the members of the Board of Examiners for respecting our contract and investing in Nevada state employees. Having a collective bargaining agreement allows us to make improvements to our lives, working conditions and the services our dedicated state employees provide to our communities. Workers in other bargaining units continue to organize towards unit certification as AFSCME Local 4041 so all workers can benefit from a strong contract,” said Harry Schiffman, president of AFSCME Local 4041 and an electrician at UNLV.

Member Voices

“I’ve gotten to know so many of my co-workers through our union, people I wouldn’t have otherwise talked to. It’s improved the environment of our workplace, which improves the services we provide. And I don’t feel so alone anymore when I feel like new policies or changes are unfair. It’s great to talk to other co-workers about things,” said Victoria.
With a background in social pedagogy, special education, and as a trainer for political and multicultural education, Heike Rüdenauer found state service as an opportunity to make a difference in her community by supporting families of children with disabilities to access needed therapies and to establish lasting comprehensive community support systems for themselves.
After years in the telecom industry, Stephanie Parker found her calling in public service. As a Grants and Project Analyst for the state of Nevada, Parker helps local jurisdictions with emergency management plans that keep communities across Nevada prepared for anything.

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