AFSCME Local 4041

Campaign Updates

The proposed changes to the Public Employees Benefit Program puts state workers in a position to pay more out-of-pocket for our health care needs. While premiums will stay relatively flat, or in some cases lower, the real damage is in the details – the plans in this proposal cut our health care coverage, slash our Basic Life Insurance, and eliminate Long Term Disability Insurance.
AFSCME EMS Workers United paramedics join the General Strike Radio podcast to talk about organizing workers at REMSA, antiunion tactics used by management, and the power of worker solidarity.
“I’ve been talking to my co-workers, many who I don’t normally talk to throughout the workday, because if we want to see improvements in our workplace, we need a contract. The only way us workers in the welfare offices will have a contract is if our co-workers join us as AFSCME members. I’m surprised by how easy it is to have these conversations, because so many people really do want to see changes,” said Jolene Porter, an administrative assistant at Welfare Support Services

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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