All posts tagged "unions"

  • Government
    NLRB Suddenly Backs Down From Pushing Vote On Ambush Election Rule

    NN&V Exclusive (Lori Piotrowski) – One of the reasons unions are so effective is because they never give up on an issue. Much like a dog pulling on his chew toy, union reps tug and tug and tug until they pull it out of their opponents’ hands. Today, however, unions and the National...

  • Opinion
    Doesn’t Everyone Want To Be In A Union?

    (Lori Piotrowski) – Maybe it’s just a way to drum up business. Maybe it’s a simple mistake. But I couldn’t help thinking that maybe, just maybe, there’s something more. As in getting more money to compensate for falling membership rates. Last week, I read about unions automatically deducting union dues from Medicaid...

  • Business
    Big Labor’s Power Behind RTC Refusal To Save Taxpayers $50 Mil

    (Michael Chamberlain/Nevada Business Coalition) – Whenever you see something in Nevada politics that just doesn’t seem to make any sense at all, that defies all rational explanation, chances are the unions are involved somehow. So if you’re scratching your head wondering why the Regional Transportation Commission would turn away $50 million in...

  • Business
    Unions Push PLA As Means To Keep Members Paying Dues

    (Michael Chamberlain/Nevada Business Coalition) – Clark County’s appeal of NBC’s lawsuit to prevent a union-favoring agreement will soon be heard in the Nevada Supreme Court. The state’s highest court will determine whether the Project Labor Agreement the County had negotiated with local trade unions on part of the Detention Center renovation unfairly...

  • Business
    County Hands NBC Victory In PLA Suit

    (Michael Chamberlain/Nevada Business Coalition) – NBC and the Associated Builders and Contractors won at least a partial victory over Big Labor and Clark County in their suit to prevent the implementation of a union-favoring agreement. In its last September meeting the County Commission voted to proceed with the Phase 1 of the...

  • Business
    AFL-CIO Struggles With Reading Comprehension

    (Geoffrey Lawrence/NPRI) – I just received a blast email from the AFL-CIO with the headline, “Privatization Doubles Cost of Govt. Work.” The email links to an AFL-CIO website that makes the following claim: In the past year, congressional Republicans and right-wing extremists have ramped up their long-standing campaign against federal workers, claiming their...

  • Politics
    American Jobs Act Will Do Little to Stimulate the Economy

    NN&V Exclusive (David Mansdoerfer) – Before writing off President Obama’s jobs now speech, I wanted to take...

  • Government
    Commission Sells Out To Unions

    (Michael Chamberlain/Nevada Business Coalition) – The Clark County Commission today bowed to the wishes of local trade unions as it voted to appeal a court’s decision prohibiting it from using an agreement it had negotiated with those unions on a local construction project. The unanimous vote of the Commission will delay the...

  • Politics
    Union Crushes Small Company To Get At Customers’ Cash

    (Michael Chamberlain/Nevada Business Coalition) – Breaking up is hard to do, especially when a union contract is involved. And when your company is worth more to the union dead than alive, they can really cause you problems. A small paving contractor from Elko is fighting off a union’s attempt to shut them...

  • Business
    Union Employs Rent-A-Picketers to Harass Job Creator

    (Michael Chamberlain/Nevada Business Coalition) – Leave it to Nevada’s unions to protest the few people who are actually creating jobs in this economy. Each day a handful of picketers appear on the sidewalk along Warm Springs Road in front of the Glazier’s grocery store. They trudge back and forth holding their signs,...

  • Opinion
    Walker’s Survival Should Embolden Sandoval

    (David Mansdoerfer) – Two days ago, Republicans in Wisconsin held on to the State Senate after a...

  • Government
    Prominent Problems Plague PLA

    (Michael Chamberlain/Nevada Business Bureau) – When challenged by the Nevada Business Coalition and the Associated Builders and Contractors on its decision to impose a Project Labor Agreement on the Detention Center project, the Clark County Commission set out to justify the decision it had already made. The Commission obtained a report from...

  • Opinion
    Don’t Tax Me, Bro!

    (Michael Chamberlain/Nevada Business Coalition) – Yesterday, the Las Vegas Sun’s David McGrath Schwartz revealed the gaming and mining industries have been involved in secret talks with local labor unions on a possible ballot initiative that would raise taxes. Another instance of Big Business and Big Labor conspiring to stick it to the...