Nebraska Association of Public Employees

Executive Directors Message

January 2019

Contract negotiations have stalled with the State of Nebraska. Tentative agreements were reached on nearly all language and appendix items, however, the sides remain far apart in terms of salary and benefits. A federal mediator has been assigned to help NAPE and the State of Nebraska reach an agreement. The teams will meet again on January 9.

NAPE remains committed to bargaining a fair salary increase and lowering the employees contribution towards health insurance. It is unacceptable to offer employees a wage increase that does not keep up with the cost of inflation and health care costs that increase greater than salary. That is a net pay cut. Our hard working members deserve better!

NAPE is also scheduled to meet with the Department of Education and a federal mediator on January 10 as we work on similar issues with the DOE contract. Our state college members reached a tentative agreement with the Nebraska State College System, and ratification meetings are scheduled at all three colleges the week of January 7.

 

Nebraska Association of Public Employees