A Message From Your Local President
Let me introduce myself. I am Harry and I am the President of AFSCME Local 4041. I serve the public of Nevada as an electrician at the University Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV). I am a Rebel. I have been a state public employee for over 15 years with membership in Local 4041 for almost as long.
During my time as a member of Local 4041 I have served my union and its members in many different capacities. As President of our local, Desert Chapter President, Desert Chapter V.P. Regional Director, State Treasurer and job steward. I have also represented members in grievances, hearings and in front of the Employee Management Committee (EMC), as well as sitting on State of Nevada committees such as the EMC and the Merit Award Board.
Before becoming a member of AFSCME Local 4041, I began my union career as member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). I have also earned an A.S, in Labor Studies from Empire State College (SUNY) as well as a B.A. from UNLV (NSHE) in Political Science.
The struggle today for workers and labor remains the same as it did in the past. We still fight for a living wage, affordable health care, retirement security, workplace safety and the respect and dignity of workers, I believe that the best way we can achieve this is by giving back through active union membership.
Harry J. Schiffman
Please see the attached newsletter - "The Classified" August 2015 edition