Contract Negotiations for Nevada State Employees

WHAT ARE CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS? 

Collective bargaining is the process of negotiating a contract of employment between employees and their employer over wages, working conditions and other issues important to us, the workers. 

A committee of our co-workers — chosen by us — sits down and hammers out an agreement known as a "union contract" on every issue of concern to our bargaining unit. The committee sits at the bargaining table as equals with management. 

Once a collective bargaining agreement has been reached and has been accepted by the AFSCME bargaining team, a majority of AFSCME Local 4041 members must approve the agreement before it can become accepted as a contract.

WHO GETS TO PARTICIPATE? 

Only state employees who are members of AFSCME Local 4041 and are part of one of the four bargaining units certified to negotiate as AFSCME will be able to have a say in contract negotiations. Click here to join AFSCME as a member! 

WHEN DO CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS START?

Negotiations for the 2021 - 2023 contract have ended. Members in the four AFSCME-certified bargaining units overwhelmingly voted yes to ratify the contract. Contract highlights can be found here. Workers in the four AFSCME-certified bargaining units have recieved a link to the full TA. The full contract will be available to those members once Local 4041 recieves the fully signed version from the state.  

WHAT ARE BARGAINING UNITS?

Bargaining units are groups of similar job classifications acorss state agencies and departments. Nevada state employees are designated into a bargaining by job classification, with some job classifications excluded from bargaining. 

Click below for a list of AFSCME organized bargaining units. Note: not all AFSCME organized bargaining units are yet certified to negotiate a contract. Those bargaining units must first reach a majority of membership across the state and certify the bargaining unit as AFSCME Local 4041 as the exclusive representative.