The State of
Nevada’s Local Government Employee Management Relations Board (EMRB) today
announced the appointment of Bruce Snyder as Commissioner of the EMRB. The
Commissioner serves as the agency’s administrator. Mr. Snyder’s appointment is effective
November 4, 2013. He will be based out of the Las Vegas office.
Mr. Snyder brings
extensive administrative and legal experience to the job. Most recently he
served as General Counsel of the Las Vegas City Employees Association for more
than 10 years. Previously, he worked in
private practice and had also established his own law firm.
Snyder began his
career at a utility company in northeastern Illinois. He dedicated more than 20 years of service to
the company, during which time he primarily served as the Director of
Administrative Services where he oversaw finance, IT, human resources and
purchasing. He also served as the liaison
with contract attorneys, which became his favorite part of the job. That interest compelled him to attend law
school and enter the practice of law.
He holds a
bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Urban Planning and an M.B.A. with an
emphasis in Public Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. He earned a J.D. from John Marshall Law
School in Chicago, where he graduated third in his class.
About the EMRB
The EMRB is the state agency involved in the
process of collective bargaining and labor relations for local government
employers, local government employees and employee associations or unions.
Created by Nevada Revised Statute 288, the agency provides resolution of unfair
labor practices; resolution of issues related to mandatory bargaining subjects;
resolution of disputes related to recognition and determinations regarding
appropriate bargaining units. In summary, the law governs concerted activities
on the part of local government as it relates to the collective bargaining
process. The goal of the EMRB is to foster the collective bargaining process,
to provide support to those involved in said process, and to settle disputes as
they arise in a neutral and timely manner.
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