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2022 and 2020 winners of AFSCME Local 4041convention awards.
Recently, Governor Steve Sisolak announced a $50 million dollar investment in childcare to help more working families across Nevada find the childcare they need. This investment expands access and eligibility for childcare assistance to more families.
Congratulations to our new executive board, elected and sworn in at the 2022 Convention in April! Serving on our union executive board takes dedication and time – we are grateful to those who have stepped up to serve.
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.
Together as AFSCME Local 4041, we have a stronger voice on the job to improve our lives, working conditions, and the services we provide to our communities. As a union, we also have access to exclusive voluntary benefits to help us protect our families, finances and future. This year, AFSCME is helping you protect your way of life with the opportunity to purchase the voluntary benefits from Colonial Life.
Like their counterparts in larger cities, AFSCME members for rural governments have stepped up to serve their communities during this COVID-19 crisis. In smaller, rural communities across Nevada, these workers are essential to all aspects of city services. Local 4041 members in the Public Works Department for the City of West Wendover, Nevada, continue working to ensure city services run smoothly during this emergency.
Administrative assistants are key players in any office, setting the tone of any workplace and keeping services running smoothly. Like many other AFSCME members across Nevada, Deb Hinds, an Administrative Assistant at the medical clinic at the Northern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services campus (NNAMHS), has had to adjust to a new way of continuing to provide vital services to our community during the coronavirus crisis.
AFSCME Local 4041 President Harry Schiffman released the following statement on the state’s plans to re-open Nevada’s economy, including state offices: