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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.

On August 23, our corrections unit made history by becoming the first AFSCME unit to file for c

For decades, members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, or AFSCME, have been at the forefront of advocating for Nevada state employees at the biennial sessions of the Nevada Legislature. Over the years, we have fought for pay raises, ending furloughs and preventing privatization of state services. This year, we won a longtime goal of the union- the right to collective bargaining for over 20,000 employees.

My name is Aaron Carson, a Group Supervisor II at Summit View Youth Center. I am also an AFSCME member of our Labor Management Committee. A huge benefit about being in an LMC is that rank and title holds no weight inside an LMC meeting.

Over the last few months, correctional officers and non-custody staff across Nevada are recharging local chapters of Local 4041. These corrections chapters allow workers to create a system within the larger union to address their specific needs as Corrections employees. Since the beginning of the year, four corrections chapters have restarted: Great Basin, Corrections South, Corrections North, and Big Meadows.   

As presidential candidates gathered at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas on August 3 for AFSCME’s Public Service Forum, Local 4041 members were ready to question the candidates about their commitment to protecting public services and to workers who dedicate their lives to their communities.

Edited from The Nevada Current: "Democrats woo labor in Las Vegas" by Michael Lyle 

During a packed forum put on by the American Federation of State, Municipal, City Employees in Las Vegas Saturday, 19 Democratic presidential candidates promised support for collective bargaining while doubling down on their positions on immigration and health care. 

For months, Nevada state employees in Ely have been coming together to make an important decision: how do we address issues in our workplace that make our jobs and lives difficult. Workers face issues like understaffing, workplace safety, and balancing mandatory overtime with childcare needs.

For decades, AFSCME members have been at the forefront of advocating for Nevada state employees at the bi-annual sessions of the Nevada Legislature. Over the years we have fought for pay raises, ending furloughs and preventing privatization of state services. This year we won a longtime goal of our union— the right to collective bargaining.