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McCarranInteriorThe Clark County Department of Aviation operates and maintains McCarran International Airport, the world’s 24th busiest airport by passenger volume, and four general aviation facilities:

SEIU Nevada Representation: 1,152 (as of May 2, 2014)

SEIU Nevada DOA Leadership

Chief Steward  John Warthan

j.warthan@yahoo.com  702-493-1963

 

Department of Aviation SEIU Nevada Leadership

Chief Steward  John Warthan

j.warthan@yahoo.com   702-493-1963 

Steward   Adonis Capa (Henderson Executive) 702-286-4043
Steward – Jim D’Arrigo (Airside Admin) 702-630-2453
Steward – Bertha Gray (TOPS Admin) 702-561-7555
Steward – Jim Kirkpatrick (HVAC) 702-245-3639

 

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Don’t Leave Middle-Class Nevadans Out in the Rain

“Don’t Leave Working Nevadans in the Rain,” features working women and men, imploring the 2015 Nevada Legislature to stand with middle-class families and to Put Nevada First. Our union produced it, and it stars worker-members from across our union:

  • Sandra Layton, Maurice Parker and Tima Prieto from Dignity Health/St. Rose Hospitals
  • Fabiola Pavel from Clark County
  • Richard Hodgson from Clark County Department of Aviation
  • Byron Peterson from the Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority
  • Maria Tongson and Elizabeth Bolhouse from University Medical Center of Southern Nevada

Share the video with your friends, family and co-workers! Then CLICK HERE to add your voice to those telling Carson City politicians to Put Nevada’s Middle-Class Families First!

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SEIU Nevada Launches Carson City Campaign to Put Nevada – and Working Families – FIRST

PutNevadaFirst_SmallLogo_croppedPoliticians in Carson City have let it be known that they’re coming after working families in the 2015 Nevada Legislative session beginning Feb. 2.

They have requested bills that would slash public pensions and eliminate workplace protections that secure decent pay and benefits for many working families.  There’s a very real threat that these bills could become law.

Working Nevadans – teachers, nurses, healthcare workers, bus drivers, custodians and thousands of others – care deeply about our state. We aren’t responsible for Nevada’s budget woes; irresponsible behavior on Wall Street, and in Carson City and Washington, D.C., is.

 

ALL Nevadans deserve a living wage and a secure retirement. Please help us persuade politicians to focus on providing a better life for ALL working families, not racing to the bottom by reducing or eliminating decent pay and pensions for some.

Members of our Executive Board Review Our Internal Organizing Materials After Voting to Support “Put Nevada First”

Members of our Executive Board Review Our Internal Organizing Materials After Voting to Support “Put Nevada First”

Two months ago, we began meeting with SEIU Local 1107 members about the very real threats to the Nevada Public Employee Retirement System. Tens of thousands of Nevadans have religiously paid their share toward a secure retirement – and now some politicians want to change the rules.

About 1,000 of you have answered that call and filled out “Retirement Security for All” cards pledging to help us in this fight.

We’ve expanded that effort to include other threats to working families, including a proposed end to collective bargaining. We’ve named this campaign “Put Nevada First.” Through meetings and grassroots lobbying, news reports and editorials, letters, emails and social media, we will remind Carson City politicians that they represent the working families of this state – not Wall Street billionaires and out-of-state interests.

HOW YOU CAN HELP:

  • If you haven’t already signed up, click THIS LINK. It will ask you to do something as easy as send a letter to your assembly member or as  involved as joining us on an SEIU Nevada Lobby Day in Carson City. (Our big day will be March 12. Contact your organizer if you’d like to go.)
  • Attend our General Membership Meeting Saturday, Jan. 31, at 10 AM. During this meeting, we’ll review this campaign and offer a quick course on lobbying. Learn more at THIS LINK.
  • Your SEIU Local 1107 organizer may already have gotten you to complete a card telling your assembly member how you feel about issues important to working families. If not, please CLICK HERE and send your Assembly Member an email instead. (Not sure who your assembly member is? The website will look the information up for you, based on your address.) Please also share this link with friends and families and ask them if they’ll help us let Carson City know to put Nevada’s working families FIRST.

Stay tuned for important developments unfolding in the coming days and weeks.

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Clark County Manager Don Burnette Gets a $50K-A-Year Raise!!!

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That’s right. While we wait for Clark County to return to the bargaining table or move ahead with appointing a binding fact-finder to resolve our long-delayed contract, the Clark County Commission this week Email & Website Graphicawarded County Manager Don Burnette a $24-an-hour RAISE—to $262,597 a year!!!

That means Burnette now makes $126/hour — almost 5X what our average county employee member earns!

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!! Clark County: Return to the table and bargain a fair contract with our members!!!

Please CLICK HERE for a flier and more information about this issue.

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UMC RN and SEIU Nevada Trustee Mike Collins Talks Ebola Preparedness on “Ralston Reports”

University Medical Center veteran registered nurse, SEIU Nevada trustee and Southern Nevada Board of Health At-Large Member Michael Collins appeared on the local political show, “Ralston Reports” Wednesday night to talk about Las Vegas Valley hospitals’ emergency preparedness in the face of the Ebola threat.

“Nurses are far better prepared than they were two weeks ago before the infection of the nurses in Dallas, Texas,” Mike told host Jon Ralston. “I’m encouraged by this, but as a registered nurse and an official with SEIU Local 1107, we really want to push the institutions to do additional training to ensure that our nurses are able to provide quality care in a safe healthcare environment for them, their co-workers and the community.”

Mike’s appearance begins at 16:59 in the show:

A day earlier, Mark Catlin, SEIU’ Health and Safety director, reminded NPR’s “Here and Now” public affairs of an important fact is not always front-and-center in the conversation about Ebola in the United States. He reminded listeners that it’s the employers’—hospitals’ and airports’—responsibility to ensure that workers are properly trained and have the protective equipment they need to deal with the virus and any other contagious disease.

“What’s really been missing [from the discussion] is the fact that it’s employers in this country under our U.S. law — under the Occupational Safety and Health Act — that have the primary responsibility to maintain a healthy and safe workplace,” Catlin said. “So it’s the employers’ responsibility to … incorporate [CDC and OSHA guidelines] into site-specific plans for how workers are going to be protected.”

Also in Tuesday, SEIU 1199, our New York local, co-hosted a three-hour seminar for thousands of janitors, security guards, doctors, nurses and other workers at Manhattan’s Javits Center, to share how they can best care for patients and serve clients and travelers, while also keeping their co-workers and themselves safe. News coverage of that gathering includes:

SEIU Nevada plans to host an upcoming training. Stay tuned for details.

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2% Wage Restoration and Retro Pay in Clark County Bargaining Unit’s Paychecks June 13

2percentIt was a long process, but our 2% wage restoration – retroactive to July 1, 2013 – was in our Clark County bargaining unit’s paychecks Friday, June 13.

To win back this wage cut – which we accepted when the county was struggling during the Great Recession – we collected 1,800 signatures of support, made our case before the County Commission, ratified a proposal — and now they are showing us the money.

OUR VOICE MADE A DIFFERENCE! And we proved that we’re stronger together.

And … we continue to fight for a new contract. Our current proposal calls for an 11% total increase over a 4-year contract and preservation of longevity pay.

To access a flier about this win, please CLICK HERE.

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