AMR_logoAMR (American Medical Response) Las Vegas provides emergency and non-emergency medical transport within Las Vegas, handling roughly 125,000 calls annually. Services provided include 9-1-1 paramedic services, interfacility transport, critical care transport and special event stand-by care for local sports and entertainment events. This operation also offers CPR, ACLS, PALS, PHRS, EMT basic, EMT intermediate, paramedic and critical care training to the local community.

SEIU Nevada and AMR
SEIU Nevada represents about 465 AMR paramedics and EMTs working in Las Vegas.
AMR, 7201 West Post Road, Las Vegas, Nevada 89113
AMR Las Vegas Website

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.


  • 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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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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AMR Members Vote Yes!


AMR Members
by 84% to Ratify the Contract!

Contract Highlights:

Compensation: Oct 2013: 3.5%;  Oct 2014: 3.25%;  Oct 2015: 3.25%

Health Insurance:  Jan 2014: SHL Solutions  PPO $20 Plan

  • Network: $250 Individual / $500 Family
  • Non-Network: $500 Individual / $1000 Family

Holidays:  Holiday Pay restored to 2x from 1 1/2 x as previously proposed by AMR.

Personal Leave of Absence:  Employees may request a Personal Unpaid Leave of 30 – 45 days.

CCT Paramedic Bonus:  Full time CCT Paramedics will receive a lump sum bonus

Probation for Part Time Employees:  Improved language regarding probationary period for part-timers.

For more info. contact a Bargaining Team Member or Susan Smith @ 702-358-5738

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AMR Contract Ratification Vote Results

Results of the AMR Contract Ratification Vote

71% – No

29% – Yes

Michael Urban will be contacting management to reschedule future bargaining sessions.

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AMR Bargaining Unit Message

Greetings AMR Bargaining Unit!

We are happy to announce that negotiations with AMR have come to an end.

One of the most significant articles during bargaining was Article 16, Compensation.  When we first started negotiations, Union and AMR were very far apart regarding wages.

AMR’s beginning proposal:

  • 1.5% in year 2013 (lump sum),
  • 1.75% in year 2014 (pay increase), and
  • 2.25% in year 2015 (lump sum).


The Union’s proposal:

  • 5% in year 2013 (pay increase)
  • 5.5% in year 2014 (pay increase)
  • 5.75% in year 2015 (pay increase)


Throughout bargaining, AMR did not want to move off of the ‘lump sum’.  Although a lump sum can be helpful the moment an employee receives it, it is a one time benefit.  A pay increase compounds and is financially much better for the employees; therefore we fought hard to obtain pay increases for each year.

During our final bargaining session, AMR proposed:

  • 2.5% in year 2013 (pay increase)
  • 3% in year 2014 (lump sum)
  • 2.75% in year 2015 (pay increase)


The Union countered with:

  • 2.75% in year 2013 (pay increase)
  • 2.75% in year 2014 (pay increase)
  • 3.25% in year 2015 (pay increase)


AMR countered with (their last, best proposal):

  • 2.75% in year 2013 (pay increase)
  • 2.75% in year 2014 (pay increase)
  • 2.75% in year 2015 (pay increase)


The Union did not agree upon their last, best proposal.  Therefore, it is being presented to you, the members of AMR, to vote on it.  We are in the process of determining the dates/times of the vote.  We will keep you all informed on voting times, days and location.

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SEIU responds to bad AMR proposals

It’s clear management wants to cut back on our benefits and salaries. We’ll start you off here with the bad news — management’s proposals on 7 articles.  We vehemently oppose these and have offered our own detailed response to each.

You’ll find AMR’s articles first and our response immediately after.  Please check out what the boss wants to do to you. And then read how we want to protect your wages, benefits and rights. Then get involved to make sure AMR doesn’t get what it wants.

AMR Article 4 dealing with Union Security

AMR Article 13 dealing with PTO and Holidays

AMR Article 15 dealing with Health Benefits

AMR Article 16 dealing with Wages

AMR Article 34 dealing with Orientation and Weingarten Rights.

AMR Article 35 dealing with Union Successorship

AMR Article 36 dealing with the length of the contract.

Additionally, AMR submitted the following memorandum of understanding AMR MOU CCT-P

After management submitted those articles, SEIU gave a stellar response. You can click below to see SEIU’s  proposals back to management.

SEIU Article 4 dealing with Union Security.

SEIU Article 13 dealing with PTO and Holidays

SEIU Article 15 dealing with Health Benefits

SEIU Article 16 dealing with Wages

SEIU Article 34 dealing with Orientation and Weingarten Rights

SEIU Article 35 dealing with Union Successorship

SEIU Article 36 dealing with the Length of the Contract

Please contact your team for more information on how to get involved to fight for a better contract.

Alex Ocampo (702) 285-7854
Roy Keefer (702) 396-0636
Andy Jess (253) 370-5498
Ruthann Lasher (702) 418-9065
Chelsea Hunter (702) 612-6757
Calvin Griffin (702) 379-5738
Get informed and take action today to fight for a better contract!
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AMR Bargaining Update

AMR bargaining with management continues. We’ve got the following articles still open:

Article 4 on Union Security

Article 13 on PTO

Article 15 on Employee Benefits

Article 16 on Compensation

It is very important that all bargaining unit employees are informed! Your bargaining team would like to answer any questions you have about bargaining sessions. Please contact your team for more information:

Alex Ocampo: (702) 285-7854

Ruthann Lasher (702) 418-9065


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