AFSCME supports Governor for submitting bill to increase wages for state employees

AFSCME supports Governor for submitting bill to increase wages for state employees 

Following the introduction of Bill Draft Request 468 (BDR 468) by Governor Steve Sisolak, Harry Schiffman, President of AFSCME Local 4041, released the following statement:  

“We are very pleased to see Governor Sisolak keeping his commitment to our state workers and honoring our collective bargaining agreement by requesting a bill that will appropriate funds for the 3% wage increase negotiated by AFSCME for the 2021 fiscal year. The services provided by Nevada state employees throughout the pandemic have been instrumental in keeping Nevadans healthy and safe, and getting them back to work. As the union for Nevada state employees, AFSCME is proud to have delivered a strong first contract, and the only union to deliver two 3% wage increases for state workers. As mentioned at the Nevada Economic Forum last month, government employees are the only industry in the state where wages continue to lag, whereas wages in every other industry have improved. We look forward to continuing our strong relationship with Governor Sisolak to improve working conditions for all state employees. We now look to the state legislature to immediately pass this bill when the legislative session begins in 2023.”  


The AFSCME – State of Nevada Collective Bargaining Agreement, ratified by members of AFSCME Local 4041 in May of 2021, delivered a 3% wage increase for state employees covered by the CBA for the 2022 fiscal year, and renegotiated an additional 3% wage increase for the 2021 fiscal year after state revenue improved following the coronavirus pandemic.  

As wage increases for state employees can only be appropriated through the legislature, state employees must wait for this additional wage increase until the next legislative session.  

AFSCME Local 4041 is the exclusive representative for state correctional officers, medical and medical support staff at state veterans, corrections, mental health and psychiatric facilities, custodial and maintenance staff across all state facilities