Las Vegas police union officials are filing a federal lawsuit over a new law which severely restricts their ability to use union “official time”. So called “Official time” allows union officials to conduct union business while being paid full salary and benefits by the taxpayer. Scripps Media has the story on kntv.com.
Las Vegas police unions have filed federal lawsuit claiming the department’s interpretation of a new law about pay for employees doing union work is unconstitutional.
At issue is the law that requires unions to pay for any leave taken by employees performing union-specific duties.
The unions said it would impact the officers who are currently paid their regular salaries and benefits through the department but are dedicated full-time to the work of the unions instead of traditional police work.