Nevada Getting Dangerously Close to a Losing Bet
From the Institute’s Stan Greer Op-Ed at the Reno Gazette Journal:
With a matter of days left before the Nevada Legislature ends its session, national union officials visited the Silver State recently to lobby for more union monopoly power. Big Labor-backed proposals SB 135 and 459 would tighten union officialsâ€™ stranglehold over the provision of public services in Nevada to the detriment of government workersâ€™ rights and taxpayersâ€™ wallets.
These bills would give government union bosses, who already wield monopoly-bargaining privileges over Nevada local government employees, the same power over state government employees.
If these bills become law, state government employees in Nevada who donâ€™t wish to join a union will be statutorily prohibited from dealing directly with their employers on key matters concerning their jobs. This is an assault on civil servantsâ€™ freedom of choice.
And the bitter experience of citizens across the country since…