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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.

CARSON CITY, Nev. – On Thursday, members of AFSCME Local 4041 will get a chance to share with state legislators why the time is ripe for state workers to get collective bargaining rights. 

Senate Bill 135, which would provide 20,000 state employees with the freedom to collectively bargain on issues like workplace safety, benefits and compensation, will have its first hearing in the Nevada Legislature, when the Senate Government Affairs Committee considers the measure on Thursday.  

State-employed nurses in Nevada take care of some of the most vulnerable community members and deserve safe workplaces so they can provide the best possible care. The nurses at a state of Nevada adult mental health facility came together earlier this month and presented management with a list of workplace safety issues they would like resolved.    

On Sunday, the Las Vegas Review Journal published a letter to the editor submitted by AFSCME member and correctional officer Robert Skreba in support of collective bargaining for state employees. Read Robert's letter below: 

In Tuesday’s Las Vegas Sun, UNLV Law Professor Ruben Garcia shares how collective bargaining for state employees is a benefit to all Nevadans. Recently, anti-union opponents have attempted to shame state employees for wanting the right to negotiate collectively on issues like staffing, pay and workplace safety issues.

After many years of organizing, members of AFSCME Local 4041 have had a breakthrough in their campaign to win collective bargaining rights for Nevada’s state employees – the only workers in the state who do not have the right to negotiate over workplace safety and conditions, salary and benefits.

Today, Harry Schiffman, President of AFSCME Local 4041, released the following statement after State Senator David Parks introduced SB135, a bill to provide collective bargaining to state employees:  

When the snow comes in, Nevada Highway Maintenance Workers have been ready for days. Keeping the state moving smoothly during inclement weather is a source of pride for Highway Maintenance Workers, especially in the winter months in northern Nevada. “It’s all hands on deck and we make it a priority,” says Maurice S., a Highway Maintenance Worker in Reno, NV.