(OMAHA, Neb.) – Teamsters Local 554 joined their allies who represent public sector workers in the state of Nebraska yesterday by celebrating the passage of Legislative Resolution (LR) 487.
“We’d like to thank the elected officials in the Nebraska Legislature who introduced and passed this resolution re-affirming collective bargaining rights of workers in the public sector,” said Kim Quick, President of Local 554. “Public employees provide essential services that Nebraskans rely on every day, and they deserve the same rights and representation as everyone else.”
LR 487, introduced by Sen. Mike McDonnell of Omaha, commemorates the 50th anniversary of Nebraska public sector workers gaining collective bargaining rights with the passage of Legislative Bill 15. It designated April 29 as Public Employee Collective Bargaining Day.
“Nebraskans are encouraged to recognize, commemorate and celebrate the history and importance of collective bargaining in the State of Nebraska,” the resolution states.
Teamsters Local 554 represents workers in a wide variety of industries throughout the state of Nebraska. For more information, go to www.local554.org.