Turnout High at Contract Town Hall Meetings

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State employees from Chadron to Falls City, Omaha to Scottsbluff, and everywhere in between attended town hall meetings to share their ideas for our next contract, to learn more about the negotiations process, and to learn about NAPE’s “Join, Serve, Lead” campaign to fight for better wages and working conditions. State employees universally agreed that […]

Board of Directors Meeting Summary

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The NAPE Board of Directors held their quarterly meeting in Lincoln on November 9. Board of Directors meetings are open to all union members. The next meeting will take place on Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 9am-2pm in Lincoln at the HyVee Club Room at 84th & Holdrege. The Board took the following actions at […]

Life Insurance Benefits for Members

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All NAPE members have a complimentary  $4,000 life insurance policy as a membership benefit administered by American Income Life Insurance. Members will receive a letter from AIL in the coming months explaining  the benefit. There is no need to take any action to receive coverage, but do let your family members know about the benefit […]

Maximum Dues Cap to Increase Jan. 1

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Article 2, Section 3.D of the NAPE Bylaws state that the maximum amount of NAPE dues will be adjusted upward each January by the percentage increase in AFSCME minimum dues rate. The NAPE dues rate will remain the same at 1.25% of the members base salary, however, the maximum cap currently at $45/month will be […]

What if it isn’t safe to get to work?

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As long as state government is open, employees are expected to report to work. Each agency has a serve weather policy, and you should consult that policy when making decisions. Agencies are advised by DAS Employee Relations to be as flexible as possible regarding severe weather. If you do not feel safe driving or otherwise […]

Delegate Assembly Recap

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The Delegate Assembly kicked off on Friday, August 23 with a meeting for younger and newer NAPE members called NAPE’s Next Wave. Over twenty young NAPE members attended and we discussed ways that we will involve and recruit new younger members to our union. The Delegates then had a welcome reception at the Cornhusker Marriott […]

DHHS Wage Theft Victory

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NAPE members at the Fremont Customer Service Center volunteered to work overtime hours to help Nebraskans recover from epic flooding this spring. The workers showed up to work on time, but the supervisor did not show up until 80 minutes later to unlock the building. DHHS told the workers they would not be paid for […]