Labor

Nevada teacher union eyes
new priority for ‘organizing’

Approach downplays services for members, aims at advocacy, ultimate militancy

LAS VEGAS — Following years of dwindling membership in the Nevada teacher union, its officials are pushing to shift resources away from member representation and toward new recruiting campaigns instead.

The result is that teachers who see themselves as educational professionals, rather than rank-and-file laborers in a government-school industry, are finding themselves increasingly sidelined by the union, the Nevada State Education Association.

It’s a pattern emerging not only in the Silver State but all over the U.S.: Teacher-union brass, confronted with declining membership, are seeking to transform the nature of their unions, despite resistance from existing members.

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Harry Reid's Obamacare handiwork in tatters

'Affordabe Care' act he assembled did not permit
most federal subsidies, says key D.C. appeals court

Federal judges Tuesday dealt a potentially deadly blow to President Barack Obama's healthcare law, throwing out a rule issued by the administration's appointees at the Internal Revenue Service that the Affordable Care Act authorized federal subsidies to millions of Americans -- notwithstanding no supporting language in the Obamacare legislation.

The 2-1 decision by a U.S. Court of Appeals panel for the District of Columbia, said Reuters, "could lead to a new showdown over Obamacare before the U.S. Supreme Court, would prevent the administration from offering premium tax credits to people who purchase insurance through the federal insurance marketplace that serves most of the 8 million consumers who have signed up for private coverage for 2014."

 

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Texas to send 1,000 guardsmen to border

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A state lawmaker says Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to deploy as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to South Texas to bolster security along the Mexico border.

Rep. Terry Canales says he was briefed by his staff on Sunday following a conference call with the governor's office, Texas National Guard and the state Department of Public Safety. Perry is scheduled to make the announcement Monday afternoon.

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ISIS terrorist army in Iraq seizes
former chemical-weapons site

UN ambassador: Iraq now unable 'to fulfil its obligations to destroy chemical weapons'

Feds booed in California after migrant standoff

Washington state muffs marijuana rollout

Employee: Cover-up continues at Phoenix VA

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