State Contract Ratification Meetings Schedule

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Our contract negotiations team has reached a tentative contract agreement with the State of Nebraska for the July 1, 2023-June 30, 2025 biennium. The tentative agreement ensures that all NAPE/AFSCME members will see the largest salary increases in the thirty-five year history of the State Employees Collective Bargaining Act. Over the course of the biennium, […]

Kearney Nurse Wins Callback Pay Grievance

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Earlier this year, NAPE/AFSCME had a significant grievance victory enforcing provisions of the contract concerning call back pay. An arbitrator ruled in NAPE’s favor that employees who are called back for duty are guaranteed a minimum of two hours of pay, regardless of whether the work is performed remotely or at the worksite. After hearing […]

Know Your Rights During Winter Weather

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With a few months of winter to go we have already experienced freezing temperatures, icy roads, and snow storms across the state. This has led to office closures and hazardous travel conditions. It has also generated great questions from our NAPE/AFSCME members. When can you be forced to use vacation leave? And when can I […]

State Makes Unacceptable Salary Proposal

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Union members elected to our negotiations team began contract negotiations with the State of Nebraska in September. Our team is committed to the priorities voted on by union members including salary increases that outpace inflation, early retirement incentives, paid parental leave, greater pay out of sick leave, bilingual premium pay, access to remote work assignments, […]

Negotiations December Action Days

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During the final thirty days of contract negotiations, all state employees are invited to join union members in “NAPE/AFSCME Action Days” to show solidarity and support of our negotiations priorities. Union members received “Action Days” materials in the mail in late November. Click here for a copy of the mailer. Action days will be as […]

Wear Green Wednesdays in December

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Union members are holding NAPE/AFSCME Action Days throughout the month of December. To increase awareness, we are asking all of our members state-wide to participate in our NAPE/AFSCME Action Days! Action Days begin on Wednesday, November 30 with our first “Wear Green Wednesday.”  We are asking all state employees to wear green on each Wednesday […]

Wear Stickers Fridays in December

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Union members are holding NAPE/AFSCME Action Days throughout the month of December. To increase awareness, we are asking all of our members state-wide to participate in our NAPE/AFSCME Action Days! On every Friday in December, we are asking our members to wear stickers to show their support for our negotiations team! Stickers were sent by […]