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Too Rich for Your Blood? Not on YOUR Compensation Package!

July 18, 2014 – 12:22 pm

Too often the rhetoric about government employees focuses on “fat” wage packages that bankrupt cities and local governments.  However, those opinions do not accurately...

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Travel Assistance Available to WCEA Members

June 17, 2014 – 12:35 pm

WCEA members now automatically receive travel assistance services provided by On Call International (On Call), pursuant to an agreement between Reliance Standard and On...

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Cell phones and your privacy

March 27, 2014 – 12:44 pm

Did you know that if you use your personal cell phone for County business, it might actually be subject to be subpoenaed by the...

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Pet Insurance Now Available to WCEA Members

March 10, 2014 – 4:46 pm

WCEA members are now eligible to purchase discounted pet insurance through VPI, a Nationwide Insurance company.  For more information on this exciting new member...

  • Next Board Meeting December 10

    November 18, 2014 – 9:00 am

    Calendar The next meeting of the WCEA Board of Directors will be on Wednesday, December 10, at...

  • Bilingual Pay

    March 27, 2014 – 12:49 pm

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Events & Meetings, Feature, News & Updates

Next Board Meeting December 10

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The next meeting of the WCEA Board of Directors will be on Wednesday, December 10, at the WCEA office at 5:15 pm.  Board Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month. Members are welcome and encouraged to attend!

News & Updates

Be an informed voter!

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When WCEA is contacted by candidates for public office, they are sent a questionnaire and we will post all responses here on the WCEA website.  Inclusion of a candidate statement does not in any way indicate an endorsement by WCEA.  If you are a candidate …

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2014 Board Election Results

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The results of the recent election for the WCEA board are as follows:

Events & Meetings

Stewardship Training October 11

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Save the Date!
For those of you who would like to get involved but not necessarily hold a board position, please consider becoming an employee representative (Shop Steward).  We will be hosting a Steward Training on Saturday, October 11th at Bartley Ranch.  If you are interested …

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Meet the Candidates

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Candidate statements are presented in alphabetical order.
Cheryl Bennett, District Attorney’s Office, Candidate for WCEA Board of Directors
My name is Cheryl Bennett and I have lived in Washoe County for 15 years and have been employed at the District Attorney’s Office since 2005. I am honored …

Events & Meetings, News & Updates

Membership Meeting September 17

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A general membership meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 17, at 5:30 PM in the Health Department conference room (A & B).  Candidates for WCEA Board of Directors and Executive Board offices will be present to speak to you and answer any questions you …

Events & Meetings, News & Updates

2014 Election Poll Locations

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Several poll locations will be available for voting on Wednesday, September 24.  For your reference, there are sample ballots below the polling station schedule.  Information on candidates for the WCEA Board and Executive Board are available here.
Polling Stations September 2014 Elections
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Too Rich for Your Blood? Not on YOUR Compensation Package!

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Too often the rhetoric about government employees focuses on “fat” wage packages that bankrupt cities and local governments.  However, those opinions do not accurately represent the facts.  One such example is the recent Las Vegas Review Journal editorial that claimed that Nevada PERS provided some …

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Travel Assistance Available to WCEA Members

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WCEA members now automatically receive travel assistance services provided by On Call International (On Call), pursuant to an agreement between Reliance Standard and On Call. On Call is a 24-hour, toll-free service that provides a comprehensive range of information, referral, coordination and arrangement services designed …

Feature, News & Updates

New Contract Approved!

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The contract vote results are as follows:
A total of 475 members voted, and our new contract for 2014-2015 has been approved by the WCEA membership. The contract will now go to the County Commissioners for approval on June 17, 2014, for an effective date of …

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Contract Voting June 5 & 9

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Did you miss the membership meeting?  You still have lots of chances to cast your vote on Thursday, June 5 and Monday, June 9.  Information on polling locations is below, and information about changes can be found here (login required).  Please bring your county ID …

Events & Meetings, News & Updates

Membership Meeting Wednesday June 4

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WCEA Members: Click here to access information about potential changes to the contract in the Member Area.
Washoe County Employees Association is happy to announce that a consensus has been reached with the County which we are now presenting to the membership for a vote of …

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Wild Island Discount for WCEA Members

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The Wild Island Waterpark is scheduled to open on May 17th and WCEA has your discount tickets.
Full-day general admission tickets purchased through WCEA are $20 each.
Tickets are available for purchase at the WCEA office Monday through Thursday from 8:30 – 4:30 and by appointment. Our …

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Negotiations Update

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Negotiations continue to run smoothly and on time.  The next meeting is scheduled for April 3 and will be the last meeting where new proposals will be introduced.  No groundbreaking news yet, but the goal is to wrap up negotiations by the end of May.  …

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Safety Committee Addresses Concerns About Safety

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The WCEA wants to remind you about the Safety Committee.  The SC meets every other month to address complaints and concerns about safety in the workplace.  If you see something that looks unsafe, please report it – you can contact the WCEA office at main@wcea.us …

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Cell phones and your privacy

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Did you know that if you use your personal cell phone for County business, it might actually be subject to be subpoenaed by the court?  While most of us know that County owned equipment such as computers and vehicles can be observed at any time, …

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Pet Insurance Now Available to WCEA Members

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WCEA members are now eligible to purchase discounted pet insurance through VPI, a Nationwide Insurance company.  For more information on this exciting new member benefit, please visit the member benefits area.

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Retirement: health benefits not that simple

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Are you a WCEA member approaching retirement?  Depending on when you were hired, your years of service, and your age, you will receive a different benefit when it comes to your post-retirement health coverage.
Employees covered by WCEA contracts fall into three groups for the purposes …

News & Updates

2013 Board Election Results

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The results of the recent election for the WCEA board are as follows:

News & Updates

New Contract for 2013-2014

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The results of the recent vote on the new contract are as follows:

Events & Meetings

September 2013 Board Elections

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The September 2013 elections for the Board of Directors and Executive Board will take place on Thursday, September 19, 2013.

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Meet the Candidates

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Stacey Murphy
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Hello from Stacey Murphy an employee at the Washoe County Sheriff’s Department for 18 years. I would appreciate the opportunity to volunteer for the Board of Washoe County Employees Association. Training and education on how to represent and negotiate for the …

Events & Meetings, News & Updates

Membership Meeting September 18

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Please join the board at the General Membership Meeting to be held on September 18, 2013, at 5:30 pm at the Health Department Room A & B. Come meet the candidates and get your questions answered.
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You will be able to vote directly …

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Your Weingarten Rights

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In 1975, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on a case known as the NLRB vs. Weingarten. The principles laid down in Weingarten are important ones which all association members should be aware of.
In Weingarten, the Supreme Court upheld the following interpretation of employees’ rights to …

From the Legislature, News & Updates

Legislative Update

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The following actions were taken during the last Nevada legislative session