DHHS Dress Code Issues Resolved in All Divisions

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In January 2022, a Lancaster County District Court judge affirmed an arbitrator’s binding decision reinstating the October 2017 dress code as implemented for DHHS employees. Since that decision, NAPE negotiated new contract language that requires state agencies to negotiate a clothing stipend if they institute a more strict dress code for employees. But after the […]

Omaha NDOT Member Has Discipline Overturned

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NAPE Member Ryan Colvin is a Highway Construction Technician for NDOT in Omaha.  This March, Ryan received a Notice of Allegations regarding his attendance at work. The NOA listed several dates where Ryan used sick leave, and NDOT alleged that these were “unplanned” absences or that he did not properly communicate with his supervisor about […]

Negotiations Survey Results Webinar – June 23

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All NAPE/AFSCME members are invited to attend a webinar on Thursday, June 23 at 7pm central/6pm mountain to discuss the results of our contract negotiations survey. To register for the webinar, please click here. The results will also be presented at in person meetings around the state in June & July. A schedule is below: […]

Calculate Your July 1 Pay Raise

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Thanks to our efforts during mid-term contract negotiations, NAPE/AFSCME members will see the largest salary increase in seventeen years. Some members saw those raises in November, and everyone else will see them on July 1. Use our salary calculator to determine your new July 1 salary by clicking here. While these historic raises are a […]

Contract Negotiations Survey

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Our union is actively preparing for contract negotiations with the State of Nebraska that will begin this summer. More than 500 state employees have attended town hall meetings and worksite visits in the last six weeks to express what they want to see in our next labor contract. There are still a few town hall […]

State of Nebraska Miscalculates OT Pay, Now Corrected Thanks to Kearney NAPE Members

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In November, NAPE members Charles Phillips and Brandon Pierce from the Central Nebraska Veterans’ Home in Kearney reached out to NAPE because they believed their paychecks were incorrect. The NAPE field services team looked into the issue and determined that there were multiple problems with the paychecks. After assisting in getting the more straightforward issues […]

NAPE Celebrates 50th Anniversary – May 4, 2022

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May 4, 2022 marks the 50th Anniversary of the incorporation of the Nebraska Association of Public Employes! Throughout 2022, be sure to like and follow us on Facebook to see posts celebrating our history and growth over the years. In the Spring of 1971, the Nebraska Department of Roads Employee Association (NDREA) had its first […]

NAPE Endorses Lindstrom & Blood in Gubernatorial Primaries

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In March, the NAPE/AFSCME Government Affairs Committee interviewed candidates running for Governor of Nebraska to learn about their positions and to gauge their support on issues important to state employees. Participating candidates were Republicans Charles Herbster, Brett Lindstrom, and Jim Pillen, as well as Democrat Carol Blood. Republican Theresa Thibodeau declined to participate in the […]