Nebraska Association of Public Employees


This is the time of season we should all reflect upon our blessings and be thankful. As your executive director I am thankful for all of our NAPE/AFSCME union members, our stewards across the state of Nebraska, our officers and board of directors and our NAPE/AFSCME staff of Michael Steadman, Ted Buri, Juanita Nicholas-Shehperd, Toni Hoefler and Keisha Silas. All of you serve this local well!

We are waiting for a decision regarding our Correctional members being mandated to work overtime shifts of 12 hours and more.

Our next CIR trial will be upcoming on Dec. 21, 2017. This case has to do with the implementation of body-worn cameras at certain correctional facilities and we feel that this action should have been a subject of mandatory bargaining.

Salvation Army Bell- Ringing: This event will take place on Sat., Dec. 16, 2017, from 1200 to 6:oopm at the Wal-Mart on 84th & Adams. Thank you yo Jeff Gillett, Deb Strudl and their “Greater Lincoln District” members for organizing this annual event. We ( NAPE/AFSCME ) are not patronizing Wal-Mart; we are volunteering for the Salvation Army. All union members are encouraged to come out and help.

Trunk Or Treat: The Lincoln Labor Council held its annual Halloween “Trunk or Treat” event on SAt., Oct. 28, 20`17. Thanks to the entire “Lincoln District” members of NAPE for joining with 14 other unions and giving out candy to the under-privileged children of Lincoln. A good time was had by all! Special thanks to our scary folks who dressed in full costume: Mary Gallagher, Coralee Carve, Kim Browiak and Deb Strudl.

WE had a community voter registration drive on Nov. 16,2017 at the State Office Building in Lincoln and at the Eastern Nebraska Veteran’s Home in Bellevue. I want to personally thank our staff, our stewards and union members who volunteered their time for this worthwhile effort!

CIR update

Oct. 23, 2017-Corrections’ members being mandated to work 12 hour shifts and more. NAPE/AFSCME finally had our CIR trial. A decision will be forthcoming.


Dec. 21, 2017- Our body camera case will be heard. NAPE/AFSCME’s position is clear– we believe that the implementation of body cams at select correctional facilities is a mandatory subject of bargaining.

Body Camera update

John Antonich is talking to Director Frakes on the issue of body cameras.

More to come.

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