Proper PPE & Safety Training Required

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NAPE members have the right to a safe working environment and proper personal protective equipment while performing their jobs under our contract. As coronavirus restrictions loosen, NAPE members will come into contact with more and more members of the public. In order to protect yourself, it is imperative that members advocate for proper safety protocols […]

COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave

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When congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act, it was designed to allow workers access to 80 hours of paid sick leave for COVID-19 and related illnesses. Shortly after the act was implemented, the federal government classified a number of jobs as “emergency responders” and “healthcare workers” exempting them from being able to access […]

Tell Ricketts: Enough Is Enough

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NelNet gets $35/hour to process Unemployment Claims Click here to send Governor Ricketts a message. Governor Ricketts and the Nebraska Department of Labor signed an agreement with NelNet to pay $35/hour for temporary workers to help process unemployment claims. The agreement will last a minimum of three months and generate $1.7 million in revenue for […]

Tell Congress: Fund the Front Lines

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Click Here to Send a Letter to Your Member of Congress Right now, front-line public service workers – health care workers, corrections officers, custodians and other public service workers – are putting their lives at risk to fight this pandemic. But if Congress doesn’t pass state and local aid, these public service workers could be […]

Primary Election Endorsements

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Don’t forget to vote in the May 12 Nebraska primary! You can vote in person or by mail. The deadline to request a ballot by mail is May 1. To request a mail ballot you can click here: https://sos.nebraska.gov/elections/early-voting The NAPE Government Affairs Committee, Adam Johnson – Chairperson (DHHS – Fremont), Toni Bonsera (DHHS – […]

Town Hall Webinar Recording – April 20

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If you were unable to join us for our town hall webinar on April 20, a recording is available below. For the password, please see your e-mail or you can e-mail admin@napeafscme.org. In response to questions asked during the town hall webinar regarding the cleanliness of certain facilities, DAS State Building Division responded as follows: […]

1,600+ Petitions Delivered!

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Please call Governor Ricketts’ office at 402-471-2244 and tell him that you support NAPE and state workers. On April 15, NAPE leaders delivered nearly 1,700 petitions to Governor Ricketts’ office that members and concerned citizens submitted in the last five days demanding that State Employees be kept safe during the Coronavirus pandemic. The petitions ask […]

NAPE Calls on Governor Ricketts to Keep Us Safe!

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Click here to sign a petition to Governor Ricketts! On April 9, NAPE Chairperson Deb Strudl (DHHS, Lincoln) delivered a letter to Governor Pete Ricketts calling on him to protect our members while allowing vital services to continue during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can read the letter here. The NAPE/AFSCME Executive Committee met via conference […]

Emergency Leave FAQs & Webinar Recording

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A new federal law enacted in response to the coronavirus crisis creates a temporary right to paid leave. Employees of the State of Nebraska, State College System, and County Employees can access this leave if they are eligible. Click here to read our NAPE/AFSCME fact sheet about these leave benefits and how to access them. (Updated […]

NAPE Fights Nepotism & Wins in Scottsbluff

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NAPE Steward Nancy Gamboa has worked for DHHS for nearly 32 years, and currently works at the Scottsbluff Customer Service Center. Nancy knows how difficult it can be to get vacation leave approved, so she requested vacation leave for the week of Christmas 2020 a year in advance.  Her request was approved, except for Christmas […]

Gold’s Building Victory!

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Workers at the Gold’s Building in Lincoln have been working in unsafe and uncomfortable working conditions for years. A leaky roof, rodents, mold, and uncontrollable temperatures were just a few of the problems facing state employees each day. While the building was recently sold to a new owner and renovations have begun, the unsafe temperature […]

Broken Bow Member Wins 3 Grievances!

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NAPE member Jennifier Myers is a six year veteran DHHS Social Services Worker assigned to the Broken Bow local office. Jennifier reached out to the NAPE office in November because DHHS would not allow her to use vacation leave in order to be paid while on FMLA leave, because it considered her leave “unplanned.” The […]

COVID-19 Webinar Recording

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This is an unprecedented time for all of us. Nebraska state employees are on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19. NAPE hosted a webinar on March 23 to talk to you about the latest COVID-19 updates, your rights, and to answer questions. If you missed the webinar, you can watch by clicking here. […]

COVID-19 Update – March 17

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NAPE staff have been working tirelessly to make sure your voice is heard and that you are well represented during these uncertain times. We met with DAS Administrator Jason Jackson this morning to hear more about the state’s response to COVID-19 and to advocate on your behalf.  The governor is asking everyone not to meet […]

April Meetings Cancelled

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All NAPE membership meetings have been cancelled through the end of April as Governor Ricketts has ask groups to limit attendance to less than 10 people in response to the spread of COVID-19. We will re-evaluate May meetings in the coming weeks.

COVID-19 Info for State Employees

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As we all adapt to the realities of life as the world responds to the spread of COVID-19, we wanted to provide information about how you may be affected as a state employee, and to provide some resources to help keep yourself and your family safe. As veteran NAPE members know, it is unlikely that […]

Holiday Pay Victory!

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NAPE member Stacy Fratt was on her way to work at the DHHS Fremont Customer Service Center on July 5 when she had car trouble. She contacted her supervisor right away to let her know that she would be late, and might not possibly be able to get to work at all. Stacy ended up […]

ASFCME Delegate Assembly Ballots Due April 15

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In February, NAPE members nominated 48 eligible members to be delegates to our 2020 State Bargaining Conference. This is the official meeting of the union where delegates adopt our bargaining proposals and elect members to the negotiations team. There were 48 delegate positions available, plus 12 automatic delegates from the Board of Directors. We received […]