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AFSCME EMS Workers United paramedics join the General Strike Radio podcast to talk about organizing workers at REMSA, antiunion tactics used by management, and the power of worker solidarity.
“I’ve been talking to my co-workers, many who I don’t normally talk to throughout the workday, because if we want to see improvements in our workplace, we need a contract. The only way us workers in the welfare offices will have a contract is if our co-workers join us as AFSCME members. I’m surprised by how easy it is to have these conversations, because so many people really do want to see changes,” said Jolene Porter, an administrative assistant at Welfare Support Services
Maali DeLeon, daughter of AFSCME Local 4041 members Daphne and Andre DeLeon, was named a winner of the 2020 AFSCME Family Scholarship. Maali graduated from Bishop Manogue High School in Reno, where she was an AP Scholar, on the Honor Roll and varsity Track and Field. She is now a freshman at the University of Nevada, Reno, majoring in Biochemistry.

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.