Get Involved in 2022!

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2021 was a very successful year for NAPE union members, and we look forward to an even better 2022 – a contract negotiations year. NAPE members must be actively involved in 2022 so we can continue to capitalize on our recent success! As a result of our efforts, in 2021 NAPE/AFSCME: Continued record membership growth. […]

Another DHHS Step Pay Grievance Win

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In July, our new Step Pay Plan took effect and established a 40 step pay scale for each job classification. Employees that were rated satisfactory were all entitled to a two step increase on their respective pay scale. Unfortunately, some employees who had their initial probation extended by DHHS due to promotion were denied their […]

State Personnel Board Rules in Favor of Scottsbluff DHHS Member

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NAPE Member Veronica DeBlieck is a Social Services Worker at the DHHS Scottsbluff Customer Service Center. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, SSW’s have been assigned mandatory overtime to process the influx of requests for economic assistance. This winter, the mandatory overtime assignments were lifted, and instead, employees were allowed to volunteer for overtime. Looking forward to […]

Omaha DMV Member Wins Overtime Grievance

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This July, the Metro West DMV planned to install a new driver’s licensing system over a weekend. During the workday on the Friday before the installation was planned, DMV supervisors offered one employee the opportunity to help with the installation and work overtime hours. Our NAPE contract provides a negotiated process that must be followed […]

Mid-term Contract Changes Q & A Webinar – November 10

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NAPE will host a webinar for all state employees covered by the NAPE contract on Wednesday, November 10 from 7-8pm central time to answer your questions about recent mid-term contract changes. Topics will include the negotiations process, how wage increases were bargained, wage increases, differentials, overtime, paternity, and more. To participate, please register in advance […]

State College NAPE Members Push For Higher Wages

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NAPE members who work in support staff classifications at Chadron, Peru, and Wayne State Colleges have been organizing and pushing to open mid-term contract negotiations with the State College System to negotiate higher wages. With the recent historic mid-term contract agreement reached between the State of Nebraska and NAPE/AFSCME, NAPE members at the State College […]

Historic Salary Increases Negotiated, All NAPE Members Win!

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Our union negotiations team comprised of Daniel Buchanan (Corrections, Lincoln), Lindsey Eads (Veterans’ Affairs, Kearney), Melissa Haynes (DHHS, Fremont), Jimmy Kazalski (Corrections, Tecumseh), Rich Kerr (DHHS, Beatrice), Brian Koch (Corrections, Lincoln), Barb Pursley (Veterans’ Affairs, Scottsbluff) are excited to announce that they have reached a historic agreement with the State of Nebraska to increase wages […]