When Another Organization Strikes, NEA Strikes Fear
The situation in Clark County, Nevada is complicated. To begin with, strikes are illegal and carry heavy fines, as they should be. The Clark County Education Association (CCEA) disaffiliated last year from the National Education Association (NEA) and is the faction that has voted to strike. The NEA Nevada state affiliate created a rival Clark County union, the National Education Association of Southern Nevada. Teacher unions only tolerate strikes they can control and claim credit for. So this is one strike the NEA will not get behind, at least at the current time. Keep your eyes in their sockets as you hear a teacher union official talk about the strike scheduled for next school year and the dire consequences, such as losing their jobs. Certainly we don’t hear these dire predictions by NEA teacher union officials once they’ve taken their own strike vote.
Amelia Pak-Harvey and Katelyn Newburg have the story in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Teachers have voted to strike during the 2019-20 school year if the Clark County School District makes budget cuts as a result of a lack of state funding after the legislative session, union officials announced Sunday.
CCEA disaffiliated from the statewide association and the National Education Association last year. Meanwhile, the Nevada State Education Association launched its own affiliate, the National Education Association of Southern Nevada, to compete for union membership in Clark County.