(Lori Piotrowski) – The Clark County Education Association (that’s the teachers union) continues to actively lobby and campaign for a larger piece of the budget pie. It wouldn’t be so bad if they didn’t use resources paid for by taxpayers.
Ruben Murillo, Jr., the CCEA president, sent out a flyer via his CCSD e-mail account yesterday afternoon (let’s not even go into why a nonteacher has a school e-mail account).
I ask that you take part in NSEA’s tele-town hall conference call to learn about the legislative proposals that may negatively impact our working conditions, salary, and benefits.
Please post the attached flyer and spread the word to members at your school.
The teleconference is scheduled for the first week of April, which gives these pro-union flyers more than one week of free advertising within the hallowed halls of academia.
Another e-mail went out yesterday afternoon, this one from a Silverado High School teacher asking school district employees to attend a rally on April 5 at the Community College of Southern Nevada. [Note to the teacher: The Community College of Southern Nevada changed its name several years ago. – Ed.] This teacher was asking for bodies to populate the rally:
Nevada labor unions, community partners, students, and parents are joining together to raise public awareness that the Governor’s drastic budget cuts will dismantle public education. Some legislators propose to balance the budget by eliminating or altering collective bargaining, workers’ pensions, health benefits, and prevailing wage in a misguided attempt to take away workers’ rights.
Join the “We are One, Respect Our Rights” action to demand a reasonable solution to the state budget crisis.
Where is the dialogue in this one-sided discourse? Where’s the give and take of ideas? Why don’t we see any e-mails from teachers who want to rally in favor of budget cuts? It’s nice to know that at least one side of the issue is represented, but if schools were really the bastion of freedom of speech and education they claim to be, both sides would be represented freely.