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Through political advocacy and leadership, the Nevada State AFL-CIO works to improve the lives, opportunities, and working conditions of Nevada's working men and women. We represent more than 150,000 union members and their families across the state.

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Las Vegas, Nev. — Today, working families across Nevada will receive the last of their Child Tax Credit advance payments.

Las Vegas, Nev.  Today, the National Finals Rodeo began. Nearly every year, the rodeo bolsters thousands of good-paying union jobs throughout t

Reno, Nev. - Today, after more than 56 days on strike without pay, members of Teamsters Local 533 have reached a tentative agreement with Keolis Transit and will vote o

Las Vegas, Nev.  Today, the House of Representatives voted to pass the Build Back Better Act (H.R. 5376). Representatives Susie Lee (NV-03), Dina Titus (NV-01), and Steven Horsford (NV-04) all voted to pass this transformational bill that will provide child care and elder care for millions of families, expand health care and paid leave, and support worker union organizing.

Las Vegas, Nev. The Senate recently introduced the Freedom to Vote Act, a revised version of the For the People Act, to protect Americans’ freedom to vote in each and every election. Today, advocates around the country rallied in support of the legislation.

Las Vegas, Nev. Today marks the start of the 7th annual National Apprenticeship Week will take place November 15 to 21, 2021. NAW is a week to showcase the successes and value of Registered Apprenticeship as our state recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, re-building our economy, advancing racial and gender equity, and supporting underserved communities. 

To mark the week, Nevada State AFL-CIO Executive Secretary-Treasurer Susie Martinez released the below statement:

Las Vegas, Nev. — Today, President Joe Biden signs the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (H.R. 3684) into law. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen, as well as Representatives Susie Lee (NV-03), Dina Titus (NV-01), and Steven Horsford (NV-04) all voted to pass this infrastructure bill that will create thousands of good-paying union jobs, provide critical funding to rebuild roads and bridges, and improve and expand rail and public transit systems.

Las Vegas, Nev. — Today, at 11 a.m., Teamsters Local 533, an affiliate of the Nevada State AFL-CIO, begins its third strike against Keolis Corporation, the for-profit operator of RTC Washoe. The strike comes on the heels of a “no” vote from Teamsters 533 members on an underwhelming contract offer from Keolis that didn’t meet the needs of the employees, the community, or the future of the regional public transit sector. 

Las Vegas, Nev.  Today, the House of Representatives voted to pass the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (H.R. 3684). Representatives Susie Lee (NV-03), Dina Titus (NV-01), and Steven Horsford (NV-04) all voted to pass this infrastructure bill that will create thousands of good-paying union jobs, provide critical funding to rebuild roads and bridges, and improve and expand rail and public transit systems.

Las Vegas, Nev. — Yesterday, at the COP26 Summit in Glasgow, world leaders promised to lower global emissions of methane — the second-largest contributor to climate change after carbon dioxide — by 30 percent below 2020 levels by 2030. Among those to take up the pledge was President Joe Biden. More than $19 billion in public and private funds have been pledged toward the plan.

The Nevada State AFL-CIO Executive Secretary-Treasurer Susie Martinez released the following statement in response to this pledge: 

Las Vegas, Nev. — November 1 marks the start of Native American Heritage Month, to honor the history and culture of Native people of Nevada and the United States at large.

The Nevada State AFL-CIO Executive Secretary-Treasurer Susie Martinez released the following statement to recognize the month: