Lessons Learned from an Illegal Strike

Clark County Education Association teacher union officials are probably not in favor of anyone learning this lesson, but Victor Joecks paints a searing picture of illegal strikes and the very high cost of monopoly bargaining with respect to school district spending.

The leaders of the Clark County School District should be elated, not worried, about the possibility of a teacher strike. That’s because an illegal walkout gives them a chance to decertify the Clark County Education Association — if only they would take it.

By law, every public employee union must “pledge in writing not to strike against the local government employer under any circumstances.” This reflects the fact that public employees serve the public, not the other way around. Even without the ability to strike, Nevada’s collective bargaining process favors unions.