FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, June 15
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SEIU Nevada Local 1107 members vote overwhelmingly to approve quality services contract with Clark County
Agreement provides stronger voice to workers who keep the county running
LAS VEGAS, NV—The hard-working women and men who keep Clark County running, who maintain our streets and ensure our water is safe to drink, have voted by a margin of 96% to approve a new collective bargaining agreement between the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Nevada Local 1107 and Clark County.
“We stuck together as co-workers, generated thousands of calls to the Board of Commissioners, and rallied at the Government Center to move beyond impasse—when not a single agreement with the county could be reached,” said Brenda Marzan, a senior business systems analyst and vice president of the non-supervisory unit at Clark County. “We’ve secured a good contract by the June 30 deadline that allows us to advance our work and build a better future for our families.”
Following Thursday’s vote count, Michelle Maese, a family services supervisor and member of the union bargaining committee shared how union members turned out in historically high numbers to vote for the three-year agreement. “I’m excited that we’ve won a contract that will strengthen our voice to provide high quality services to all who live, work and visit our community,” stated Maese.
The collective bargaining agreement between SEIU Nevada and Clark County covers more than 5,000 supervisory and non-supervisory employees who provide public services throughout the Las Vegas valley, including the Department of Aviation (McCarran International Airport), Parks & Recreation, Public Works, Water Reclamation District, District Courts and the Department of Juvenile Justice.
The new contract runs through June 30, 2020.
SEIU Nevada 1107 represents 18,000 hard working Nevadans in the public sector and at major hospitals across the state. They include nurses, health care workers, clerical staff, social workers, and maintenance workers. Visit www.seiunv.org to find out more about the people who care for all Nevadans.