Senate Bill 135 is passed out of the Nevada State Legislature

Nevada public service workers today lauded the passage of Senate Bill 135, a historic leap forward for 20,000 Silver State workers who have been at the forefront of the effort to gain a seat at the table. The bill now goes to the desk of Governor Steve Sisolak and will become law upon his signature. Until now, state employees were the only public service workers in Nevada who had been denied the freedom to collectively bargain. 

With their new freedom to negotiate, Nevada state employees can use their collective voice to negotiate a host of workplace issues, among them wages, paid leave and ways to improve safety on the job. 

"Today is a historic step forward for thousands of state public service workers who have long demanded a voice on the job,” said AFSCME Local 4041 President Harry Schiffman. “Much work remains to be done, and this bill shows that we can make real progress when we come together as a union.” 

Nevada state employees have been organizing with the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 4041.