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For decades, AFSCME members have been at the forefront of advocating for Nevada state employees at the bi-annual sessions of the Nevada Legislature.

As a Social Worker for the state of Nevada, I work to find homes for kids in rural Nevada. It’s an amazing feeling finding a family that is a good match for a child and knowing they’ll have a permanent home.  

State employees at a Nevada facility for intellectually disabled adults and children recently learned  that strength really does come in numbers. Concerned about a new shift scheduling process introduced by management, these workers came together to voice their issues and take their seat at the table to discuss this change.   

CARSON CITY, Nevada – Members of AFSCME Local 4041 on Thursday testified in support of SB135, a bill to allow collective bargaining rights for state employees. With a sea of AFSCME green in the audience in the state capital, Nevada state employees spoke in person and via videoconference from Las Vegas about why it is high time they have a seat at the table to negotiate over working conditions and compensation.   

By Ryan Tarinelli, The Associated Press

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada state workers flooded a legislative hearing Thursday night and urged lawmakers to support a bill that would give them the right to collectively bargain.

The hearing drew dozens to show their support for collective bargaining — something that for decades has remained an elusive goal for supportive state lawmakers. Efforts to enact similar bargaining stretch back at least 46 years in Nevada, but the bills have continually failed at various points in the legislative process.

CARSON CITY, Nev. – On Thursday, members of AFSCME Local 4041 will get a chance to share with state legislators why the time is ripe for state workers to get collective bargaining rights. 

Senate Bill 135, which would provide 20,000 state employees with the freedom to collectively bargain on issues like workplace safety, benefits and compensation, will have its first hearing in the Nevada Legislature, when the Senate Government Affairs Committee considers the measure on Thursday.  

State-employed nurses in Nevada take care of some of the most vulnerable community members and deserve safe workplaces so they can provide the best possible care. The nurses at a state of Nevada adult mental health facility came together earlier this month and presented management with a list of workplace safety issues they would like resolved.    

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: