Over 20,000 State Employees are About to Gain Collective Bargaining Rights

Route Fifty: Nevada lawmakers have passed legislation that clears the way for about 22,000 state employees, such as prison staff, custodial workers and tax examiners, to join labor unions and bargain over employment terms and conditions.

Gov. Steve Sisolak, a Democrat elected last year, plans to sign the bill, which was backed by labor groups. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees touted it as the largest statewide expansion of collective bargaining rights in 16 years.

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