CHAPTER 4041 NEWS

Be sure to click on the Legislative Session link on the tool bar to see the latest news from our lobbyist, Priscella Maloney, on the 2021 Nevada Legislative Session.  The link will be updated weekl

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions on meetings and gatherings,  the Afscme Retirees Chapter 4041Quarterly Membership Meeting scheduled for May 7, 2020 will be teleconferenced beginni

AFSCME Retirees Chapter 4041 has begun a journey that will give our organization the identity and influence that we need to protect and empower Retired Public Employees in Nevada.

This is the beginning of a new adventure for the AFSCME NV Retirees Chapter 4041 as we embark on having a Chapter website.  We hope to utilize this space to inform our members on news and items of interest concerning PERS, PEBP and legislative activities as well as the going -ons of YOUR local chapter.  We hope you will check our site frequently and get involved in the many calls to action, meetings and activities.

American Red Cross (ARC) workers, including many AFSCME members, are rallying this week in cities nationwide to fight back against mistreatment from their employer and demand a fair contract. The protests are being held in Washington; Lansing, Michigan; Peoria, Illinois; Hartford, Connecticut; Pomona, California; and San Diego.

They collect, protect and deliver our nation’s blood supply, yet the almost 3,000 American Red Cross workers are not being paid what they deserve, lack the staff to do their jobs effectively, face cuts to their health care and, over the course of the pandemic, have often gone without pay and adequate personal protective equipment (PPE).

Good news for federal student loan borrowers: This month, the Biden administration again extended the pause on student debt repayment – this time through Aug. 31.

AFSCME members and working families are celebrating the Supreme Court confirmation of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, whose life experience and extraordinary legal career make her uniquely attuned to the challenges working people face.

The Senate confirmed Jackson today by a vote of 53-47. President Joe Biden nominated her as associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court in February after Justice Stephen Breyer announced his retirement.

A new Center for American Progress (CAP) report describes how state and local governments, having already shed critical public service jobs since the Great Recession, have lost 695,000 more since the onset of the pandemic.

Because the services these jobs deliver are critical to society’s functioning, state and local governments must invest in job creation.

The American Rescue Plan, which AFSCME members helped make a reality and which President Joe Biden signed into law a year ago, provided $350 billion in funding to states, cities and towns.