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My name is Gwyn Davies, I am a compliance investigator for the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles and a member of AFSCME Local 4041. I am also a COVID-19 survivor.
Nevada state workers stood together and spoke up, the legislature listened and the governor came back to negotiate with us over changes to our working conditions. We came to agreement on reinstating merit pay, reducing furloughs to six days a year and protecting an additional 28 workers from layoffs. This is worker power. This is the union difference.
According to AFSCME Local 4041, the Sisolak administration agreed to the meeting only after members mobilized to have their voice heard through petitions and rallies, and demanded to bargain and ultimately filed an Unfair Labor Practice claim against the state.
Today, hundreds of state employees, family members and supporters gathered at the Nevada State Business Center in Las Vegas, the Governor’s Mansion in Carson City, and online on Facebook Live, to demand Governor Sisolak meet his obligation to workers under the state’s collective bargaining law.
Members of AFSCME Local 4041 have filed an Unfair Labor Practice charge against the Nevada Department of Administration, Steve Sisolak in his capacity as Governor and Nevada Division of Human Resource Management, Frank Richardson in his capacity as Deputy Administrator.
Nevada state employees are coming together to demand a voice on the job! Read on for more information on what state employees are doing to fight for a say in cuts to public services and our wages.
Today, dozens AFSCME Local 4041 members quickly mobilized to share their thoughts with the Legislative Interim Finance Committee about possible state budget changes due to the economic impact of COVID-19. The committee did not act on Governor Steve Sisolak’s proposed furlough plan at Friday’s virtual meeting, but nevertheless, AFSCME members sprung to action to voice their dissatisfaction with the Governor’s proposal, which did not include any input from state workers.
Harry Schiffman, an electrician at UNLV and President of AFSCME Local 4041, released the following statement today regarding possible budget changes due to the economic impact of COVID-19
AFSCME Local 4041 is hiring a Support Specialist.
Due to concerns about COVID-19, Nevada has moved to an almost entirely vote-by-mail primary election this year. In this article you will find information about the mail-in voting process as explained by Wayne Thorley, Deputy Secretary of State for Elections in an interview with The Nevada Independent. You will also find links to your county's election department and AFSCME Local 4041's endorsements.
I want to share some thoughts with you on the events of the past several days. The state of America today, further shattered by George Floyd’s murder, breaks every patriotic heart. The raw outrage we see in the streets comes as a pandemic has needlessly killed more than 100,000 of our loved ones and more than 40 million Americans are out of work, afraid they won’t be able to provide at the dinner table let alone next month’s rent or mortgag