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I want to share some thoughts with you on the events of the past several days. The state of America today, further shattered by George Floyd’s murder, breaks every patriotic heart. The raw outrage we see in the streets comes as a pandemic has needlessly killed more than 100,000 of our loved ones and more than 40 million Americans are out of work, afraid they won’t be able to provide at the dinner table let alone next month’s rent or mortgag
For over two months Nevadans across the state have been making do with a changing lifestyle due to the COVID-19 public health crisis. Public service workers have adapted and continue to keep our communities healthy and safe with the services they provide. This is true for larger cities in our state, as well as smaller communities like West Wendover, Nevada.
Even with most in-person classes canceled at state colleges and universities, some campuses are still providing services to students and staff. And custodial workers like AFSCME member Silvestra Avila continue to keep campuses sparkling clean.
AFSCME Local 4041 members joined our state’s U.S. senators, Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen, in urging the Senate to pass desperately needed federal aid to states, cities and towns to maintain critical public services to beat the pandemic and safely open the economy.
Due to concerns about COVID-19, Nevada has moved to an almost entirely vote-by-mail primary election this year. In this article you will find information about the mail-in voting process as explained by Wayne Thorley, Deputy Secretary of State for Elections in an interview with The Nevada Independent. You will also find links to your county's election department and AFSCME Local 4041's endorsements.
This Letter to the Editor, calling for Congress to send aid to state and local governments to support public services, was submitted by Fred Fonseca, correctional officer and AFSCME Local 4041 member. It ran in the Las Vegas Sun on Friday May 22.
Even with less drivers on the roads, workers at the Department of Transportation continue to keep our roads and public facilities safe and maintained. And within their ranks, NDOT has two safety trainers, who are members of AFSCME Local 4041, to help keep NDOT employees, and the public, safe during the current COVID-19 public health crisis.
As casinos and some non-essential businesses continue to stay closed during the COVID-19 public health crisis, many Nevadans find themselves unemployed, furloughed, or on reduced work hours. In addition to unemployment insurance, other social support programs may be available to people facing economic hardships. Many AFSCME members at the Division of Welfare and Social Services have adjusted to a tele-work schedule that allows them to help Nevadans with resources in their time of need.
The COVID-19 crisis has upended Nevada’s regular way of life, pushing local businesses adapting to the changing times. Included in these changes is Nevada’s emerging recreational marijuana industry, and the state agency that regulates it.
The Executive Board of AFSCME Local 4041 is pleased to announce our biennial CONVENTION is hereby called to convene at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada, July 7, 2020, at the hour of 9:00 a.m. and will remain in session until such time as it has given full consideration to such matters as legallymay be brought before it.
At the end of April, the PEBP board met to take action to reduce the agency’s budget as requested by the Governor. After receiving recommendations from AFSCME Local 4041, the PEBP board voted to make cuts that do not require a reduction in current health care benefits for active workers.