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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.

New Clark County teachers don’t have to join CCEA

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

June 2, 2014 | by Victor Joecks

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

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

Two-week window gives teachers chance to save $600 to $770+ a year

June 2, 2014 | by Victor Joecks

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.

Why Big New Taxes Won't Fix Nevada Public Schools

As teacher-union leader Al Shanker explained, the core problem isn't money

May 27, 2014 | by Steven Miller

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.

Why teachers are leaving the teacher union

Membership has fallen to just 60% of NV teachers

May 19, 2014 | by Victor Joecks

Membership in Nevada’s teacher unions is dropping, in part because of NPRI’s effort to let teachers know they can drop membership.

An Affiliated Nightmare: Part II

Could language in the margin tax send innocent Nevadans to federal prison?

May 7, 2014 | by Geoffrey Lawrence

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.

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