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Congratulations to our new executive board, elected and sworn in at the 2022 Convention in April! Serving on our union executive board takes dedication and time – we are grateful to those who have stepped up to serve.
Below is our list of endorsed candidates for the 2022 Nevada primary. We believe these candidates are the strongest pro-worker candidates and will support Nevada public employees.
“I wanted to serve on the PEBP Board as it is my passion to do what I can to make a difference in the healthcare coverage for state employees. I’m hoping to influence PEBP Board members to best benefit healthcare for state employees, especially those who struggle to even afford to use their healthcare benefits,” said Janell.
In response to the Governor’s proposal to include back pay for state employees in the 2023 budget for furlough days taken in 2021, AFSCME Local 4041 released the following statement from Harry Schiffman, President, AFSCME Local 4041, and electrician at UNLV: “The Governor and Interim Finance Committee can and should use American Rescue Plan funds to reimburse state employees for furlough days now, not in next year’s budget.
“Today is a huge victory for Nevada state employees. We appreciate the members of the Board of Examiners for respecting our contract and investing in Nevada state employees. Having a collective bargaining agreement allows us to make improvements to our lives, working conditions and the services our dedicated state employees provide to our communities. Workers in other bargaining units continue to organize towards unit certification as AFSCME Local 4041 so all workers can benefit from a strong contract,” said Harry Schiffman, president of AFSCME Local 4041 and an electrician at UNLV.
Each household can now request four COVID-19 tests for free from the federal government. You can place your orders here: https://special.usps.com/testkits
In December 2021, an arbitrator released his decision in favor of AFSCME Local 4041 over wage increases for certified bargaining units for the 2021-2022 fiscal year.
It’s natural to have questions about COVID-19 vaccinations. We’ve compiled resources around vaccine development, efficacy and safety for AFSCME members.
As the state of Nevada rolls out there Covid-19 testing policy, Local 4041 put together this frequently asked questions document about your rights and the state’s testing and mask policy.
AFSCME Local 4041 has received numerous calls from state employees regarding the updated COVID-19 workplace policies proposed by the Governor on July 30, 2021. To discuss this policy in more detail we have requested a meeting with the Labor Relations Unit and representatives from the Governor’s office prior to August 15, 2021, to allow an opportunity to make appropriate changes prior to the implementation date. Local 4041 has identified the following concerns and proposes the following changes.