New teachers with the Clark County School District don't have to join the teacher union.
Between July 1 and July 15, Nevada teachers can opt out of union membership. The two-week window gives teachers a chance to save $600 to $770+ a year.
Despite its massive budget and full staff, the Clark County School District Office of General Council has exceeded its outside-counsel budget in each of the past three years. For this school year, the CCSD legal office is some $179,000 over its legal services budget.
Money isn’t the real problem with K-12 public education. Albert Shanker, the longtime president of the national American Federation of Teachers, frequently — despite his union job — felt compelled to tell the truth. For the first time, NPRI put its message in a wholly cartoon format, publishing a slideshow explaining Shanker’s important comments.
Las Vegas Metro for the last year has loudly lobbied public officials for a sales tax increase and — claiming poverty — has even reduced its public law-enforcement activity. All the while, however, the department was also gifting Culinary Union Local 226 with over $195,000 worth of free police services.
Membership in Nevada’s teacher unions is dropping, in part because of NPRI’s effort to let teachers know they can drop membership.
Firm auditing NVPERS pays $35 million settlement for not detecting 20-year-long Illinois embezzlement
The annual independent audit of the Nevada Public Employees Retirement System’s financials will be conducted by a firm that recently agreed to pay a city in Illinois $35 million after it failed to notice that the city’s comptroller had embezzled nearly $54 million from taxpayers over the 20 years during which the firm was conducting independent audits.
LAS VEGAS — For the second time in a year, a Las Vegas resort-industry union — this time the powerful Culinary Union Local 226 — has been found guilty of violating federal labor law with threats and attempts to intimidate non-union workers on the Strip.
In addition to forcing separate companies to file joint taxes if they share a single, minority owner, the margin tax could also implicate innocent business owners under federal racketeering laws. This is the second of a two-part series exploring the ramifications of the initiative’s broad language.