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As Public Service Recognition Week came to an end on Friday, Local 4041 members held dual press conferences in Carson City and Sparks to support Senate Bill 135, a bill that would provid

I’m Ken Edmonds, a member of AFSCME Local 4041, and a Developmental

My name is Valerie Osborn, I’m a Family Services Specialist for the

On Sunday, the Las Vegas Review Journal published a letter to the editor submitted by AFSCME member and correctional officer Robert Skreba in support of collective bargaining for state employees. Read Robert's letter below: 

In Tuesday’s Las Vegas Sun, UNLV Law Professor Ruben Garcia shares how collective bargaining for state employees is a benefit to all Nevadans. Recently, anti-union opponents have attempted to shame state employees for wanting the right to negotiate collectively on issues like staffing, pay and workplace safety issues.

After many years of organizing, members of AFSCME Local 4041 have had a breakthrough in their campaign to win collective bargaining rights for Nevada’s state employees – the only workers in the state who do not have the right to negotiate over workplace safety and conditions, salary and benefits.

Today, Harry Schiffman, President of AFSCME Local 4041, released the following statement after State Senator David Parks introduced SB135, a bill to provide collective bargaining to state employees:  

When the snow comes in, Nevada Highway Maintenance Workers have been ready for days. Keeping the state moving smoothly during inclement weather is a source of pride for Highway Maintenance Workers, especially in the winter months in northern Nevada. “It’s all hands on deck and we make it a priority,” says Maurice S., a Highway Maintenance Worker in Reno, NV.

February 4th kicks off the 80th Nevada Legislative Session and this session could bring life-changing collective bargaining legislation for all Nevada state employees.

With a pro-worker Governor and Legislature, we will most definitely see legislation introduced that will bring collective bargaining to Nevada state employees. But the difference between that legislation passing and failing will be the voices of state employees like you.

On January 16th, our new Governor Steve Sisolak gave his first State of the State address, laying out his vision for Nevada’s future.  In his remarks, he shared his appreciation for the