All posts tagged "public sector unions"

  • Government
    800-plus Teachers Exit Clark County Education Association

    (NPRI) – Las Vegas, NV – Over 800 teachers have left the Clark County Education Association since February 2012, according to information NPRI has obtained from the Clark County School District. In February 2012, 11,406 CCSD teachers were listed as CCEA members. Currently, only 10,590 teachers are CCEA members, a decrease of 816...

  • Government
    Happy New Year, Washoe! Now, Hand Over Your Wallets

    (Jim Clark) – Will Washoe County have a happy new year?   The portents are ominous. First of all, there are the remaining lawsuits by the Village League to Save Incline Assets still on appeal.  According to the League, there is one due to be handed down shortly in which the county’s liability...

  • Government
    County Stands Up To Union Bullies

    (Michael Chamberlain/Nevada Business Coalition) – Could Clark County really be playing hardball with its unions this time around? The County is striking back at the Service Employee International Union’s (SEIU) stalling, delaying and intimation tactics. The County recently filed a complaint with the state of Nevada’s Employee-Management Relations Board arguing the SEIU...

  • Government
    Government Wages: Too Extravagant?

    (Geoffrey Lawrence/NPRI) – It’s one of the most challenging questions facing labor economists today: At what level should most public employees be paid? In public-sector employment, the typical price signals that help determine wage rates in competitive labor markets are absent. After all, most government agencies do not compete in an open...

  • Government
    NLV Proves Government Spending Doesn’t Stimulate The Economy

    (Michael Chamberlain/Nevada Business Coalition) – Since the onset of the recession, we have heard cries that we must increase government spending to “stimulate” the economy. Listening to those on the left, the cure to the recession lies in boosting government spending and they’re especially fond of spending on infrastructure projects. Furthermore, they...

  • Opinion
    Suckling At The Public Teat Only Works For The Sucklers

    (Fred Weinberg/The Penny Press) – I, personally, have no idea of CBS News Correspondent Scott Pelley’s politics, but a piece he did last March for 60 Minutes, repeated last month, should certainly make Clark County’s $168,000 firefighters and the pro-union clowns in the Nevada Legislature cringe were they to connect the dots. ...

  • Politics
    Ignoring The Elephants In The Room

    (Mike Chamberlain/The Cranky Hermit) – This morning  , the Las Vegas Sun editorial board penned a piece lamenting the loss of good teachers. Of course, the culprits, in their view, are budget cuts and “the No Child Left Behind initiative of former President George W. Bush, which ties federal education funding...