February 9, 2012

Nevada taxpayers fork over millions for union employees to perform union work

Nevada Journal reports:

Southern Nevada taxpayers expect their money to finance public safety or city services.

But how many expect their tax dollars to pay union employees to attend union conferences or lobby governments for higher pay and more union privileges?

Collective-bargaining agreements throughout Clark County — including its cities and public entities — explicitly give government labor unions almost 70,000 hours of paid-leave time each year to conduct union business, a Nevada Journal investigation found.

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