West Wendover workers keep city services going

Like their counterparts in larger cities, AFSCME members for rural governments have stepped up to serve their communities during this COVID-19 crisis. In smaller, rural communities across Nevada, these workers are essential to all aspects of city services. Local 4041 members in the Public Works Department for the City of West Wendover, Nevada, continue working to ensure city services run smoothly during this emergency.  

A small but mighty team of workers in the West Wendover Public Works department do more than just maintain city facilities and parks. These workers also maintain the city’s sewage lines, water and garbage services; important public services that must continue when other businesses have closed.  

The water is still flowing and pumps still pumping, the trash continues to be picked up. Because of our work, the community has one less thing to worry about during these challenging times,” said Dusty Labrie, a tech 1 and President of the AFSCME Local 4041 Toana Chapter. 

 In this small town of a few thousand residents, city employees play a big role in providing public services 

“We want our community to know that we are all in this together. We are proud to continue providing the services that keep our city running because that is what we do,” said Dusty.