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In the coming months, we will be negotiating our very first contract with the state under the collective bargaining law that AFSCME members won in 2019. But before we can do that, we must get our bargaining units certified to negotiate. To get our bargaining unit certified, we need DMV staff to sign an authorization card!
Make sure your bargaining unit certified by signing an authorization card – a card that allows you to join in solidarity with your co-workers and authorize your bargaining unit to negotiate as AFSCME.
My name is Gwyn Davies, I am a compliance investigator for the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles and a member of AFSCME Local 4041. I am also a COVID-19 survivor.

I’m Ken Edmonds, a member of AFSCME Local 4041, and a Developmental Support Tech for the State of Nevada. I support SB135.  

My name is Valerie Osborn, I’m a Family Services Specialist for the state of Nevada and a member of AFSCME Local 4041. My job is to help families get back on their feet after hitting hard times. Even with our state on track post-recession, there are still many families struggling and I’m proud to be part of the team that keeps our state together.

My name is Victor Avena, and I am a Carpenter for the state of Nevada.  I support SB135 because state employees deserve fairness and respect.  

My name is Deborah Hinds and I am an administrate assistant with the State of Nevada. As a member of AFSCME Local 4041, I support SB135, which would give state employees a voice on the job.  

As a Social Worker for the state of Nevada, I work to find homes for kids in rural Nevada. It’s an amazing feeling finding a family that is a good match for a child and knowing they’ll have a permanent home.  

State employees at a Nevada facility for intellectually disabled adults and children recently learned  that strength really does come in numbers. Concerned about a new shift scheduling process introduced by management, these workers came together to voice their issues and take their seat at the table to discuss this change.   

CARSON CITY, Nevada – Members of AFSCME Local 4041 on Thursday testified in support of SB135, a bill to allow collective bargaining rights for state employees. With a sea of AFSCME green in the audience in the state capital, Nevada state employees spoke in person and via videoconference from Las Vegas about why it is high time they have a seat at the table to negotiate over working conditions and compensation.   

By Ryan Tarinelli, The Associated Press

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada state workers flooded a legislative hearing Thursday night and urged lawmakers to support a bill that would give them the right to collectively bargain.

The hearing drew dozens to show their support for collective bargaining — something that for decades has remained an elusive goal for supportive state lawmakers. Efforts to enact similar bargaining stretch back at least 46 years in Nevada, but the bills have continually failed at various points in the legislative process.