Contract Negotiations Begin

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Following months of planning and preparations, negotiations for our new labor contract begin in September. Thousands of NAPE/AFSCME members had their voice heard by attending town hall meetings, worksite meetings, and participating in our webinars and surveys to express what was most important to them to be included in our next labor contract. Union members […]

S. Sioux City CFS Specialist Has Unjust Discipline Overturned

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NAPE/AFSCME Member Veronica Yebra is a Child/Family Services Specialist in South Sioux City. In April, Veronica attended a Safety Organized Practice training with several of her CFS colleagues. During the training, employees were encouraged to openly discuss their workplace environment, including how to address concerns and improve relationships among colleagues at the workplace.  Veronica actively […]

Government Affairs Committee Interviews Candidates for Legislature

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The NAPE/AFSCME Government Affairs Committee is a group of Democrat, Republican, and Non-Partisan union members that monitors legislation and political matters that are important to NAPE/AFSCME members. The committee invited all candidates for Nebraska Legislature to interview with the committee to discuss their positions on issues that affect our members. More than 20 candidates met […]

NAPE/AFSCME Welcomes New Attorney

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NAPE/AFSCME is proud to welcome Ariana Lopez as a new attorney to our staff. Ari joins us after the retirement of Dalton Tietjen who served as NAPE counsel for thirty-seven years.  Originally from Lakewood, California, Ari is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Law. As a law student at Nebraska Law, Ari […]

State Contract Negotiations Team Elected

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Union members elected as delegates to the 17th Biennial NAPE/AFSCME Bargaining Conference elected ten union members to serve on our state contract negotiations team. The team is comprised of the following members: Melissa Haynes – NAPE/AFSCME President – DHHS – Fremont Melissa is a Social Worker at the DHHS Fremont Customer Service Center. She has […]

Why I Joined NAPE/AFSCME

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In just a few weeks, NAPE/AFSCME will begin negotiating a new labor contract with the governor’s office on a new two year agreement. As we gear up to bargaining the best contract ever, we need you as an active member to reach our goals. We are fighting for higher salaries and better benefits. Now is […]