As part of our NAPE/AFSCME contract negotiations December Action Days, union members gathered over their lunch hour at the Capitol in Lincoln to call attention to the importance of investing in state employees. After the State of Nebraska proposed freezing minimum salaries through June 30, 2025, union members turned out to talk to Senators about critical staffing shortages and the need to raise wages in order to attract and retain employees.
State Senators Adam Morfeld (Lincoln) and Lynn Walz (Fremont) took time to listen to union members about their concerns in the work place. Both expressed support for state employees. Executive Director Justin Hubly also spoke to the news media about contract negotiations and why now is the time for the State of Nebraska to invest in it’s employees.
Our next Solidarity Day will take place on Thursday, December 15 from Noon-12:30pm. Members should meet at the first floor information desk at Noon, and then we will head up to the rotunda to talk about our negotiations priorities with lawmakers.