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.
The wording of the proposed margin tax is so vague that it could force companies that have only minority owners in common to file taxes jointly. This is the first of a two-part series exploring the ramifications of the initiative’s broad language.
In response to the report that Nevada’s AFL-CIO has just voted to oppose November’s margin-tax ballot measure, according to political commentator Jon Ralston, NPRI President Andy Matthews released the following statement: NPRI applauds the AFL-CIO for publicly detailing how economically destructive the margin tax would be to Nevada’s still struggling economy.
North Las Vegas and Henderson might seem like polar opposites, but under the surface, both face the same problem: The State of Nevada’s collective bargaining mandate for local governments severely restricts their ability to reduce or even limit employee compensation increases.