State Makes Unacceptable Salary Proposal

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Union members elected to our negotiations team began contract negotiations with the State of Nebraska in September. Our team is committed to the priorities voted on by union members including salary increases that outpace inflation, early retirement incentives, paid parental leave, greater pay out of sick leave, bilingual premium pay, access to remote work assignments, […]

Negotiations December Action Days

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During the final thirty days of contract negotiations, all state employees are invited to join union members in “NAPE/AFSCME Action Days” to show solidarity and support of our negotiations priorities. Union members received “Action Days” materials in the mail in late November. Click here for a copy of the mailer. Action days will be as […]

Wear Green Wednesdays in December

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Union members are holding NAPE/AFSCME Action Days throughout the month of December. To increase awareness, we are asking all of our members state-wide to participate in our NAPE/AFSCME Action Days! Action Days begin on Wednesday, November 30 with our first “Wear Green Wednesday.”  We are asking all state employees to wear green on each Wednesday […]

Wear Stickers Fridays in December

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Union members are holding NAPE/AFSCME Action Days throughout the month of December. To increase awareness, we are asking all of our members state-wide to participate in our NAPE/AFSCME Action Days! On every Friday in December, we are asking our members to wear stickers to show their support for our negotiations team! Stickers were sent by […]

Scottsbluff CNA’s Enforce Contract, Succeed in Overtime Grievance

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NAPE/AFSCME member Kathy Lovan is a Staff Care Technician II at the Western Nebraska Veterans Home (WNVH) in Scottsbluff. At 24-hour facilities like WNVH, it’s sometimes necessary for staff to work mandatory overtime. Our labor contract offers employees certain protections when it comes to how mandatory overtime is assigned at 24-hour facilities. One such protection […]

State Contract Negotiations Continue

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Negotiations with the State of Nebraska have continued throughout the month of October. Our negotiations team remains committed to our salary proposal that, at a minimum, ensures that pay raises exceed inflation while taking into account years of service and satisfactory work performance. We are also standing firm on our proposals for paid parental leave, […]

Military Department Steward Helps Grow New Employee Membership

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Mary Schmidt-Rodriguez is a Marketing & Communications Specialist at the Nebraska Military Department and has been a proud NAPE/AFSCME steward for more than two years. Union stewards are worksite union leaders who are trained on our contract to assist members with representation needs, they communicate with members and management regarding workplace issues, and they organize […]

BOD Appoints Two New Members, Conducts Business at Fall Meeting

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The NAPE/AFSCME Board of Directors held its regular quarterly meeting on October 22 in Lincoln. The Board heard committee reports and conducted a lengthy business agenda.  The Board appointed two members to fill two vacancies due to retirements. Katherine Knutzen (Education, Columbus) was appointed to complete the unexpired term of Department of Education Representative Deb […]

State Contract Negotiations Underway

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Contract negotiations began in September with the State of Nebraska.  Our union negotiations team elected by NAPE/AFSCME members began the process of bargaining our next labor contract by meeting with the Governor’s representatives in Lincoln.  So far, negotiations have been positive. After proposals were exchanged, both teams had the opportunity to ask clarifying questions and […]

NAPE/AFSCME Membership Reaches 25 Year High

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Our union began contract negotiations with our largest membership in twenty five years. NAPE/AFSCME set a goal to have more than 2,000 active members by the time negotiations began, and after a successful organizing push in September we have surpassed our goal.  Members of the NAPE/AFSCME negotiations team visited 20 worksites in September alone to […]