Solutions for Nevada: Worker Freedom
Organized labor’s disproportionate influence over Nevada state politics has resulted in a patchwork of laws and policies which put the interests of government-sector unions over the constitutional rights of individual workers.
Accordingly, this report is intended as a primer to educate lawmakers on six specific collective bargaining reforms — each intended to empower individual workers or reduce the degree to which state laws defer to special-interest labor groups — which can be implemented at the state level with majority legislative support:
- Transparency in government-union collective bargaining;
- Prohibition on so-called “opt-out periods” that restrict when dues-paying members are permitted to withdraw from their union;
- Prohibition on taxpayer-subsidized “union leave time”;
- Worker’s Choice in Representation;
- Mandating decertification for government unions lacking majority support; and
- Periodic recertification of government unions.
Where applicable, February 2020 statewide polling results of likely voters will be included to demonstrate current (majority) levels of public support for each specific reform.