LCEA is a non-profit corporation, recognized by the City of Lincoln and the Nebraska Commission of Industrial Relations as the official representative for a bargaining unit comprising nearly 200 city job classifications and approximately 600 individual employees in paraprofessional, technical, supervisory and professional positions within the classified service. Employees of 11 city departments are represented on the LCEA Board of Directors.

There is no national association or union that represents you. LCEA is a local labor organization that provides you with the same services as labor unions that are affiliated with national organizations. That is a large task; one that needs your support and membership. LCEA does not receive money, legal counsel or other support from any national organization; it depends on your support and involvement.

Membership dues in LCEA are the lowest of any of the City’s bargaining units. The $12.00 per month dues equate to approximately one-hour of wages per month; a small price to pay for the services provided by your union.


Every year, your rate of pay, the hours you work, the benefits you receive and more are directly determined by the outcome of negotiations between the Lincoln City Employees Association and city officials. Without Lincoln City Employees Association (LCEA), these critical aspects of your employment would be controlled completely by the City Administration.

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2019 Primary City Council Candidates Responses

Click this link “Candidate Responses” and feel free to share with others. It’s important to know how our future leaders view issues, related to our civil service.