The Nebraska Association of Public Employees/AFSCME Local 61 represents over 8,000 government workers throughout the State of Nebraska. The union is made up eight bargaining units under its main contract agreement with the State of Nebraska, as well as units representing workers at the Nebraska Department of Education, State College System, and Richardson County Road District. The union is affiliated with the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) which is made up of over 1.4 million active and retired members. NAPE is proud to affiliate with labor coalitions and strives to create a strong middle class.

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Are you a retired state employee? Even if you weren’t a NAPE member during your career, you are eligible for membership in our Retiree Chapter: AFSCME Local 161. For information, please click here to receive membership information.


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DAS Website – Helpful contract interpretation and information.

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