LOCAL 4041 NEWS

70 Chapter 4041 Retirees along with active members of Local 4041and guests enjoyed a night of ” fun at the ol’ ball park” Saturday August 17, 2019 by attending a Reno Aces ball game at Greater Neva

The Northern Chapters (Sierra Range, Washoe and Retirees Chapter 4041) held their annual summer picnic Sunday August 11, 2019 at Bowers Mansion County Park in Washoe Valley.

Retirees Chapter 4041 President Charles Muller and Board Member Steve Suwe attended the 39th Annual Meeting of the AFSCME RETIREES COUNCIL held July 22 thru 25, 2019 in  Washington, D.C. 

The 2019 Nevada Legislature ended midnight Monday June 3, 2019 on a spectacular note for State Employees when a bill was passed by both houses granting them Collective Bargaing Rights for the first time ever in Nevada.  You can read more about the Retirees Chapter 4041 journey through this years legislative session by clicking on the Nevada 80th (2019) Legislature Session News link on the home page.

The following is a message sent by AFSCME President Lee Saunders, proclaiming the victory:

At the AFSCME Retirees Chapter 4041 meeting held Thursday March 21, 2019, nominations for Chapter Officers were held with the following results:

PRESIDENT- Charles Muller; VICE PRESIDENT- Roger Bremner; TREASURER - Patty Machal; SECRETARY - Sandra Hudgens; DIRECTOR SOUTH - Laura Leavitt; DIRECTOR NORTH - Steven Suwe; DIRECTOR AT LARGE - Joan  Papaianni; TRUSTEES - Gail Milne, Fred Suwe, and Shirley Suwe.

As all offices were uncontested, the nominees were elected by acclaimation.  Each office is a 2 year term.

Priscilla Maloney is the Nevada Legislature 80th (2019) Session, registered lobbyist for the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Retirees, Nevada Chapter 4041.  She had been a a labor representative for the active members of AFSCME Local 4041 from March 2011 to June 2013.  She was also a lobbyist for the active members of Local 4041 during the 2013 77th legislative session.

Election Day 2019 was a big victory for working families. In states and cities across the country, they made their voices heard, electing pro-worker candidates for state and local government and providing further evidence of growing political momentum for working people.

Last year, nearly half a million workers went on strike across the nation, the largest number since 1986, when the country’s union membership rate was considerably higher (17.5%) than it was in 2018 (10.5%).

A bill that has been introduced in the House of Representatives would simplify the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program for current and would-be participants.