Commentaries

How do you leave a union you don't know you belong to?

August 14, 2014 | by Victor Joecks , James Sherk

Running Aug. 10-16, this coalition of 68 groups, including The Heritage Foundation, in 40 states is informing workers nationwide about their right to leave their union through radio ads, billboards, online ads, flyers and social media. Or in the case of home-care providers, these organizations are informing individuals for the first time that they may be part of a union and how to leave. 

NPRI campaign goes nationwide

August 11, 2014 | by Andy Matthews

This is our second year running National Employee Freedom Week, and I’m excited to let you know that this year, 81 groups in 45 states are participating. That’s up from the 65 groups in 37 states we had last year. 

Time for the City of Mesquite to obey transparency law

Nevada city abandons previous compliance, obstructs public knowledge of employee compensation

July 31, 2014 | by Robert Fellner

After a local newspaper published a commentary on the City of Mesquite’s failure to provide compensation data for TransparentNevada.com, the city provided the information.

New Clark County teachers don’t have to join CCEA

New Clark County teachers don’t have to join CCEA

July 24, 2014 | by Victor Joecks

As a new flood of teachers gear up to begin work at CCSD, the teacher union will be out in force gleaning for new members. Teachers in Nevada should know they don’t have to join the union and can save over $770 per year by foregoing membership.

‘Reading Rainbow’ not just about books

One-time children’s show has lot to teach about free markets

July 16, 2014 | by Andy Matthews

Reading Rainbow has more to teach than a love of books. It has proven itself to be a prime example of the power of free markets.

Between July 1 and 15, Nevada teachers and support staffers can opt out of union membership

Two-week window gives school district employees a chance to save $600 to $770+ a year

July 2, 2014 | by Victor Joecks

No teacher or support-staff professional in Nevada has to join their local affiliate of the Nevada State Education Association. Once they do, however, most can only leave by submitting written notice during the middle of their summer vacation. 

New Clark County teachers don’t have to join CCEA

Educators will save over $770 if they don’t obligate themselves to union membership

July 1, 2014 | by Victor Joecks

New teachers with the Clark County School District don't have to join the teacher union.

Teacher-funded NSEA financially backs groups pushing controversial social agenda

PLAN, ProgressNow received $100,000 from teacher unions in first quarter of 2014

June 19, 2014 | by Chantal Lovell

Teachers’ dues payments to the union are regularly used to further political and social agendas that may conflict with the personal views and convictions of individual members.

Unpopular margin tax campaign financed almost entirely by Nevada teachers

Finance reports show union, few others, contributed to ballot initiative

June 18, 2014 | by Chantal Lovell

Campaign finance reports reveal that almost all funding to support the proposed margin tax has come from Nevada teachers.

Overlooked problem with the margin tax

“Affiliated group” language could be devastating for Nevada businesses

June 12, 2014 | by Geoffrey Lawrence

Key language in the proposed margin tax might force firms to file taxes jointly with firms that they have never done business.  A business owner may not even know the business owners with whom the tax would force them to file jointly, should the tax become law.

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