Las Vegas Arbitrator Rules Against Union, Saves 134 Teacher Jobs

Here’s a story straight out of the “strange but true” file: The Las Vegas teachers’ union is upset with an arbitrator’s decision that will save the jobs of 134 teachers.

Last week, an arbitrator ruled that under state law, members of the Clark County Education Association are required to make increased contributions to the state’s retirement system – just like all other public employees.

The decision saves the Clark County School District $10 million dollars, which equals the cost of 134 teacher positions, reports the ReviewJournal.com.

While it’s a victory for the school district, taxpayers, and the 134 teachers, everyone is anxiously awaiting the ruling of a second arbitration case which will determine whether all Clark County teachers will take a pay freeze, or if some educators will get pay raises while hundreds of others get pink slips.

The Clark County union is hoping for the second option, which makes us wonder: Whatever happened to the time-honored union ideals of “We Are One” and “Solidarity Forever”?


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