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I want to share some thoughts with you on the events of the past several days. The state of America today, further shattered by George Floyd’s murder, breaks every patriotic heart. The raw outrage we see in the streets comes as a pandemic has needlessly killed more than 100,000 of our loved ones and more than 40 million Americans are out of work, afraid they won’t be able to provide at the dinner table let alone next month’s rent or mortgag
For over two months Nevadans across the state have been making do with a changing lifestyle due to the COVID-19 public health crisis. Public service workers have adapted and continue to keep our communities healthy and safe with the services they provide. This is true for larger cities in our state, as well as smaller communities like West Wendover, Nevada.
Even with most in-person classes canceled at state colleges and universities, some campuses are still providing services to students and staff. And custodial workers like AFSCME member Silvestra Avila continue to keep campuses sparkling clean.

Nevada state employees are one step closer to the bargaining table as the Government Employee-Management Relations Board of the State of Nevada voted unanimously to certify the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 4041 as the exclusive representative for three bargaining units.

Last week, AFSCME Local 4041 members were victorious in opposing an overtime rule change that would greatly affect many state workers across Nevada.

Health care workers across Nevada are coming together in solidarity to make changes in our workplaces. The Professional Health Care unit is proud to continue the momentum in becoming the third unit to file for collective bargaining recognition as AFSCME Local 4041.

On Friday Oct 25th, Nevada Day was observed across the Battle Born State. Observed annually on the last Friday of October, Nevada Day celebrates Nevada statehood. On Saturday Oct 26th, AFSCME members participated in the annual Nevada Day parade in Carson City. On a cold, but sunny Saturday, AFSCME members and their families excitedly greeted parade-goers down Carson St.

This week, over 70 AFSCME activist from across Nevada met in Las Vegas to sharpen their their union building skills at Local 4041’s Leadership Conference.

For years the work we do has increasingly become more dangerous. Not because of the clients we serve, but because changes in workplace policies put our safety at risk. This year we are ready to push back, and with our new collective bargaining rights, we have a way to do just that.

In 2018, workers at UCAN, a social service agency in Illinois, organized and fought for union recognition as AFSCME. Read below about why workers fought for their union rights to improve their working conditions and lives. 

On September 2, AFSCME members from across the state came together for the annual Virginia City Labor Day Parade. After marching down the streets of one of Nevada’s oldest cities, workers from various unions and their families enjoyed a BBQ picnic. This annual parade celebrates Nevada’s rich union history and the contributions working people make to the Silver State.