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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 many of us continue to ‘stay home for Nevada’ to slow the spread of the coronavirus, thousands of Nevada public service workers continue to head into work to provide services that are vital to the health, safety and wellbeing of our communities. We are doing our part to keep our commitment of quality service to the communities we serve. But our state needs help from Washington DC. Click here to demand that Congress fund the front lines.
Working with AFSCME members who brought safety issues at the workplace due to COVID-19 to the attention of our union rep Jeanine Lake, Jeanine reached out to the Department of Veteran Affairs to ensure the agency is prioritizing worker safety. When workers speak up and when we all work together, we can make changes to improve our working conditions and lives! (Photo of AFSCME members talking to workers at Southern Nevada Veterans Home from September 2019)

To slow the curve of COVID-19, state offices across Nevada have closed to the public and services put on continent workplans.

“Even with a smaller staff and the challenge of doing our work remotely, we are still here to help Nevadans with their job search,” said Kevin.

LAS VEGAS - Harry Schiffman, an electrician at UNLV and President of AFSCME Local 4041 released the following statement today:  

“As the union for Nevada state employees, members of AFSCME Local 4041 are advocating for the safety of all state workers during this critical state of emergency around COVID-19. The duties of many state employees are considered essential, and workers continue to report to state facilities to provide the public with state services. However, in some agencies, the state of Nevada has failed in prioritizing the safety of its employees.  

Even through a global pandemic Nevadans must continue through their daily lives, including those working towards rebuilding their families. As a mental health counselor, Cameron Hopkins is on the front lines of continuing essential state services as state offices close to limit the spread of COVID-19. Cameron helps parents create structures to improve their home lives and take care of their children. He provides training for parents who have recently reunified with their children to create a safe and stable home for their families.
Along with the challenges to our health care system, COVID-19 has brought great challenges to the financial security of many Nevada families. In implementing ‘stay home’ policies to curb the spread of this virus, non-essential businesses in Nevada, which includes the hospitality, entertainment and convention industries, are on a 30-day hiatus, meaning hundreds of thousands of Nevadans are out of work for the foreseeable future. Just in the first week of this 30-day non-essential business closure, over 93,000 Nevadans have applied for unemployment insurance. This is where state employees at the unemployment insurance offices of the Department of Education and Training Rehabilitation are stepping up to help our communities.
UPDATE: On May 29, Nevada will begin phase 2 of a state directed, county implemented re-opening plan. Please reference the document linked below on what businesses will reopen under this plan.