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Las Vegas, Nev. — Twenty years ago today, the September 11th terrorist attacks took the lives of nearly 3,000 people. Of those, 412 were emergency workers in New York City, including 343 firefighters of the New York City Fire Department, 37 police officers of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department, and 23 police officers of the New York City Police Department. Since the day of the attacks, more than 200 International Association of Fire Fighters members have died from 9/11-related illnesses.

Las Vegas, Nev. — Today, The AFL-CIO Executive Council today elected Liz Shuler, a visionary leader, and longtime trade unionist, to serve as president of the federation of 56 unions and 12.5 million members. Shuler is the first woman to hold the office in the history of the labor federation. To mark the occasion, Nevada State AFL-CIO Executive Secretary-Treasurer Rusty McAllister released the below statement:

 Today, the Senate passed The Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act after months of negotiations. In total, the deal includes billions of dollars in new federal investment in America’s infrastructure that will create good-paying, union jobs for Nevada’s workers. The bill now moves to the House of Representatives. Nevada State AFL-CIO Executive Secretary-Treasurer Rusty McAllister released the following statement in support of the legislation: 

Carson City, Nev. — Today, the office of Governor Steve Sisolak announced that former state Senator Yvanna Cancela will serve as the Governor’s Chief of Staff. Nevada AFL-CIO Executive Secretary-Treasurer Rusty McAllister released the following statement applauding this decision and congratulating the Senator: 

Las Vegas, Nev. — Today, long-time President of the AFL-CIO, Richard Trumka, passed away. In remembrance, Executive Secretary-Treasurer Rusty McAllister released the following statement on behalf of the leadership of the Nevada State AFL-CIO:

Las Vegas, Nev. — Today, August 3, 2021, marks Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, the day into the year on which it takes for a Black woman on average to earn what a white man in a comparable position did in all of 2020. To mark the day, Nevada AFL-CIO Executive Secretary-Treasurer Rusty McAllister released the statement below:

At 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 30, 2021, the state of Nevada will once again require masks for all vaccinated and unvaccinated people in indoor settings in counties with high transmission rates of COVID-19. This includes Carson, Churchill, Clark, Douglas, Elko, Esmeralda, Lincoln, Lyon, Mineral, Nye, Washoe, and White Pine Counties. 

Rusty McAllister, the Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Nevada State AFL-CIO, released the following statement in support of the mandate:

This morning, Senator Catherine Cortez Masto joined Nevada State AFL-CIO Executive Secretary-Treasurer Rusty McAllister, Southern Nevada Central Labor Council Secretary-Treasurer Beverly Williams, and Northern Nevada Central Labor Council President Mike Pilcher for a virtual roundtable conversation about the PRO Act. The conversation can be viewed in its entirety here on Facebook