Bill seeks collective bargaining for Nevada state workers

Thu, Feb 7, 2019 (3:33 p.m.)

CARSON CITY — Proposed legislation in Nevada would allow certain state employees to engage in collective bargaining.

The bill was introduced in the state Senate on Thursday. The measure would require the state to negotiate wages with labor organizations representing state employees.

All collective bargaining agreements are required to include a procedure to resolve grievances under the bill.

Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak has signal support for giving state workers the ability to collectively bargain.

State Senator David Parks says the bill has a good chance of passing. He commented that numerous state employees are finding it harder to live on their salaries.

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