Teamsters Local 14 Supports AB222

AB222 seeks to right an injustice within CCSD’s retirement system. It takes support staff 1 and a half times as long to earn credit under the NV Pers system, due to the computation of credit. This means that support professionals, after spending decades serving our community, don’t get to retire at the same time as other professionals at CCSD. It also means that it takes longer to receive the same amount of benefits.

AB222 will fix this long-standing issue by calculating credit for NV PERS. The bill amends current legislation to include employees who work on a scheduled basis, on-call, or part-time so that all CCSD employees receive one year of PERS credit for one year worked. Our support staff keeps kids safe, get them to school on time, and keeps our schools clean & sanitary. It’s time to show them the respect that they’re due. 

Public Safety & Fire Workers Earn Less After Inflation

North Las Vegas Police and Safety leaders met to discuss a recent change to Nevada Pers. A contribution to the fund is made on each paycheck and when a public worker retires, they’re eligible to receive up to 80% of their highest maximum wage. As many know, the contribution can be made by the employer or be split between the employer and employee. Some employers, such as CCSD, cover the entire cost of the contribution. The City of North Las Vegas, however, does not. Public workers with the City of North Las Vegas are expected to split contributions, which are paid for through a reduction in hourly wages. 

Last November, it was announced that contribution rates would increase by 4% for most public workers, and 6% for Police and Public Safety. This comes after a 3% Cost of Living Adjustment, a small pittance amidst a 6.5% inflation rate. Public Safety workers say they are now earning significantly less in real dollars. This is in strong contrast to the City of Henderson, which is covering nearly the entire cost of the Pers increase. North Las Vegas trails behind both Henderson and Las Vegas in terms of both wages and benefits for Public workers. After the Pers increase, which will go into effect in July, this gap will become even wider. At what point will public workers in North Las Vegas be allowed to catch up? 

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