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 […]

Government Affairs Committee Interviews Four Candidates for Nebraska Governor

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In March, the NAPE Government Affairs Committee interviewed four candidates running for the office of Nebraska Governor at our headquarters in Lincoln. Candidates that participated in the interviews were Democratic candidate Carol Blood and Republican candidates Charles Herbster, Brett Lindstrom, and Jim Pillen. Republican candidate Theresa Thibideau declined to participate.  The committee questioned the candidates on […]

Omaha DD Service Coordinator Fends Off Termination Attempt

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NAPE member Shawn Paillot is a Developmental Disabilities Community Coordinator Specialist with DHHS. Shawn currently works from home because of an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Due to his situation, Shawn’s accommodation was re-evaluated on a month-to-month basis. In January, Shawn was told by DHHS HR that his accommodation would not be extended […]

March BOD Meeting Summary

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The NAPE/AFSCME Board of Directors held their regularly scheduled quarterly meeting at union headquarters in Lincoln on March 5, 2022. The Board heard committee reports and conducted a lengthy agenda of business items. Below is a summary of the meeting. Board Vacancy The Executive Committee interviewed three members to fill the vacant Department of Transportation […]