AFSCME Local 4041 files Unfair Labor Practice on State of Nevada

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. 

Under the collective bargaining law passed in 2019, Nevada state employees have the right negotiate over any changes to working conditions, including furloughs. The governor has not responded to numerous overtures from state employees and their union. As a result, AFSCME Local 4041 filed an Unfair Labor Practice complaint against the State, citing the Governor’s refusal to follow the negotiation obligations set forth in the 2019 law.   

“We fought for an won the right to negotiate over our working conditions, which includes the furloughs the Governor is trying to unilaterally impose on the thousands of state workers who have organized to have a voice on the job, and who have continued to serve our communities during this pandemic. The Governor cannot ignore the obligations of this law and we will continue fighting to have our say,” said Harry Schiffman, an electrician at UNLV and president of Local 4041.  

State employees have continued to provide vital services to our communities throughout the COVID-19 public health crisis and continue to play an important role in Nevada’s recoveryWith a record 28% unemployment rate across the state, furloughing state employees will make Nevada’s economic worse 

While Local 4041 members wait for a response by the Employee-Management Relations Board on the ULP, members will hold rallies in Las Vegas and Carson City on Saturday June 27 to demand the Governor negotiate with them over his proposed budget changes. Click here to join us!