It’s All About Opting Out

There has been a rather serious intra-union battle going on in Nevada between the Clark County Education Association (NEA affiliate) and its parent union, the Nevada Education Association. Nevada is a Right to Work state, which means teachers can choose whether or not to join or support a labor union in order to get or keep a job.   It is CEAFU’s contention that all teachers should have this choice.  It a teacher does not believe the union represents his or her interests, those teacher union officials should not be allowed to represent that teacher. A teacher should also be able to resign or opt out of representation at any time he or she feels the union no longer represents their interests.

The union infighting across Nevada and especially in Clark County shows a real need for policy changes that empower workers, not union bosses.

Last month, the Clark County Education Association (CCEA) voted to separate from its parent union, the Nevada State Education Association (NSEA).