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URGENT! AB190 Hearing Tomorrow Morning, April 15

April 14, 2015 – 4:41 pm

Attend the hearing of this bill on Wednesday, April 15 at 8:00 am in room 4100 of the Legislative Building, 401 S. Carson St....

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Stand Up for Public Employees!

April 9, 2015 – 11:49 am

Your rights, wages, retirement security, benefits, and more are being attacked in the current legislative session, and your voice is needed to protect yourself...

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Six Flags Spring Break Specials

March 24, 2015 – 4:43 pm

WCEA members enjoy discounted tickets to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, and if you act by April 12 you can save even more...

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AB182 must be stopped!

March 23, 2015 – 12:48 pm

Attend the hearing of this bill on Wednesday, March 25 at 1:30 pm in room 4100 of the Legislative Building, 401 S. Carson St....

  • Stand Up for Public Employees!

    April 9, 2015 – 11:49 am

    we-are-one-rally Your rights, wages, retirement security, benefits, and more are being attacked in the current legislative session,...

  • Next Board Meeting May 13

    April 14, 2015 – 3:35 pm

    Calendar The next meeting of the WCEA Board of Directors will be held at 5:15 pm on...

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URGENT! AB190 Hearing Tomorrow Morning, April 15

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Attend the hearing of this bill on Wednesday, April 15 at 8:00 am in room 4100 of the Legislative Building, 401 S. Carson St. in Carson City.
Find your assembly member and email or call their office to voice your opposition to AB190.
Call or Email the …

Banner, Events & Meetings, Feature, From the Legislature, News & Updates

Stand Up for Public Employees!

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Your rights, wages, retirement security, benefits, and more are being attacked in the current legislative session, and your voice is needed to protect yourself and your fellow public employees! Changes to the structure of PERS and collective bargaining are on the table, and will be …

Banner, News & Updates

Six Flags Spring Break Specials

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WCEA members enjoy discounted tickets to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, and if you act by April 12 you can save even more with special spring break offers!

Banner, Events & Meetings, Feature, From the Legislature, News & Updates

AB182 must be stopped!

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Attend the hearing of this bill on Wednesday, March 25 at 1:30 pm in room 4100 of the Legislative Building, 401 S. Carson St. in Carson City.
Find your assembly member and email or call their office to voice your opposition to AB182.
Call or Email the …

Banner, Feature, From the Legislature, News & Updates

Your Voice Needed to Save Collective Bargaining

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AB182 in Committee – Dramatic Changes to Collective Bargaining
Assembly bill 182 will be reviewed on March 25th at 1:30 PM.

The bill will make major changes to the collective bargaining provisions allowed in NRS 288. Many of the changes may affect our members with respect …

From the Legislature, News & Updates

PERS Doesn’t Need Fixing!

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You’re all aware by now of the many attacks on PERS being mounted this year at the state legislature.  Your retirement is an earned benefit, and part of your overall compensation package.  Don’t let legislators in Carson City attack your retirement, or the retirement of …

Events & Meetings, From the Legislature

March 3: Your Voice Needed In Carson

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It is important that as many of us turn out in Carson City to demonstrate our opposition to AB190 — the “big one.”
Most of you are aware that the Nevada Legislature is conducting hearings on Assembly Bill 190 ( AB 190 – click here to …

From the Legislature, News & Updates

PERS Board Safe, but Carson City is Still Coming For You

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This year at the Nevada Legislature, unprecedented attacks on public employees, collective bargaining, and PERS are gaining momentum.  Now is the time to rally!  Our silence on these issues will be rewarded by reductions in benefits both pre- and post-retirement.  Any association members interested in …

From the Legislature, News & Updates

The Good News: AB3 Dies in Committee

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Assembly Bill 3, which would have restructured the PERS governing board to include two appointed members from the financial sector, was rejected Wednesday morning with a 12-2 vote in the Assembly Government Affairs Committee.  The current structure of seven public employees will be retained.
Read the …

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Nevada’s Anti-Union Push Makes National Headlines

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Don’t miss this informative article about the looming threats from Carson City, and about the power of organizing to empower us to retain our rights!  Regardless of your political affiliation, take a stand as a public employee and contact your elected officials to let them …

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Extreme Makeover Logo Contest

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Your association needs you … to design our new logo!
WCEA is seeking all creative members to help us upgrade our old logo, and what better way to select a new logo than to have a contest?
And of course, there is a prize for the winning …

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Steward Training Presentations

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WCEA, along with the Carson City Employees Association and the Organization of SMUD Employees (Sacramento Municipal Utility District), hosted a steward training session at Bartley Ranch on Saturday, October 11th.
For more information about becoming a shop steward (employee representative), please contact the WCEA office at …

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 …

News & Updates

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 …

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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
Sample Non-Supervisory Ballot 2014 Elections
Sample …

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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 …

News & Updates

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 …

News & Updates

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 …

News & Updates

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.  …