Saturday, January 12, 2008

What's up with Nevada?

Something's going on in Vegas, and it's not staying there, to be sure.

We start with the January 2008 edition of "School Reform News" and the article titled "Nevada Teacher Works to Oust NEA". Seems a 'renegade teacher and a rival union are leading charges against one of the NEA's largest local affiliates'. The renegade teacher was working with the Teamsters to decertify the Clark County Education Association but they've since parted ways and another group, Association of American Educators has stepped in and created Professional Association of Clark County Educators (PACCE).

And then we have this NY Times article titled "Teacher's sue to block hotel workers' union in Nevada caucus". Seems the hotel workers can't leave work to caucus and so special districts are being created to accommodate their participation. Not fair, says the teacher's union---which has some top officials that are backing Clinton. The Culinary Workers have endorsed Obama.

Education association? There's an education to be had here, but I don't think it's mentioned in the scope and sequence though.

2 comments:

Nashteach said...

Seems the hotel workers can't leave work to caucus and so special districts are being created to accommodate their participation. Not fair, says the teacher's union---which has some top officials that are backing Clinton. The Culinary Workers have endorsed Obama.


Yes, though planned since last May and approved in November, no one complained until Obama got the Culinary Workers' endorsement. Guess the union leaders in Nev., who don't work on Saturdays, only care about their own ability to vote.

The Clinton campaign better watch its tactics; a bunch of us Democrats think McCain's a pretty decent fellow.

Kay Brooks said...

Fuunnny. I think this may be the most interesting campaign season we've had in a good long time.