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Election Day was a historic day on the road to better state services and jobs.  

Pro-worker candidate Steve Sisolak was elected Governor and pro-worker majorities were elected to both the State Senate and the State Assembly. Our endorsed candidate, Jackie Rosen, was voted into the US Senate and Catherine Byrnes, a proud AFSCME Local 4041 member, has become State Controller. Our union AFSCME played a critical part in electing them.  

STATE EMPLOYEES ON THE ELECTION OF PRO-WORKER CANDIDATES STEVE SISOLAK AS GOVERNOR AND JACKIE ROSEN AS SENATOR

Las Vegas — The following statement is from Harry Schiffman, President of AFSCME Local 4041, the Nevada state employees union. 

Yesterday was an important day for Nevada state employees.

AFSCME members know that if you want to get something done, it takes action. Throughout the state of Nevada, Correctional Officers from AFSCME Local 4041 have been active in addressing the issues within the Department of Corrections by holding Meet and Confers with department directors and wardens to improve the working conditions of all DOC employees. 

Dozens of AFSCME Local 4041 members from Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS), Local 4041 Retirees, and Retiree Subchapter 153 came together last week to encourage state employees to vote this election.

This weekend, Nevada State Employees came together for a one-day training designed to give them the knowledge and tools needed to build a strong, active and effective workplace leaders. The training gave the stewards practical methods to represent and mobilize workers as well as a breakdown of how securing collective bargaining rights can improve the wages, benefits and working conditions for state employees.

Forensic Specialists throughout the state of Nevada are demanding solutions to ensure worker safety and fair pay.

These forensic specialists have recently started a campaign to secure pay equity similar to Correction Officers. Forensic Specialists receive the same skills/training and face similar threats as Correction Officers in order to do the jobs they love. Because of this, AFSCME members delivered a petition to shift supervisors with roughly 90% of all Forensic Specialists statewide to make our voices heard.

New Benefit for Members: Public Safety Protection Program!

The Supreme Court is a fundamental pillar of our democracy and exists to protect the rights and freedoms of everyone. However, our judicial system has become a weapon of powerful, corporate interests to strip working people of their rights to organize, to be safe at work and to receive equal justice under the law. For years, corporate interest groups have put millions of dollars into lobbying senators to confirm judges who will do their bidding on the bench.