Nevada lawmakers have introduced a bill that would prevent school administrators from unionizing.
Republican Senate Majority Leader Michael Roberson is the primary sponsor of SB241, which was introduced Tuesday.
Roberson said collective bargaining is meant to protect the rights of laborers and not management. He argued that there’s not a need for such unions because many administrators’ salaries hover around six figures.
Stephen Augspurger of the Clark County school administrators union said Roberson is right to have concerns about collective bargaining, but he said his organization plays an important role in resolving problems in schools.
He also said that only about 200 of his union’s 1,300 members make more than six figures, and that the union has never resorted to binding arbitration to force a raise.
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