Mayors Goodman and Hafen offer support for collective bargaining reform bill

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman and Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen have sent a letter to Nevada lawmakers expressing general support for a collective bargaining reform bill that has infuriated public employee unions.

The two mayors straddle a fine line in the letter, obviously embracing some of the key reforms but inisisting they don't want to "throw the baby out with the bathwater." Goodman is in the middle of a re-election campaign -- she is favored, but probably does not want to stir up unions as early voting has begun.

Although Goodman and Hafen express support for their employees and assert "collective bargaining can work," they go on to write: "Nothing is perfect, however, and many of the reforms outlined in this bill begin to change things that should not be changed while others idenbtified therein are  areas for improvement. Subjects like protecting greater shares of funding from bargaining, tightening those subject to bargaining, preserving our rights for reduction in force are very significant and important improvements."

The full letter is attached here.

The measure, Assembly Bill 182, will be heard Wednesday afternoon in the Assembly Commerce and Labor Committee. City of Las Vegas sources say Goodman plans to testify. That ought to be something.





The issue is government management.
they are not bound by employment requirements like a CBA.
Look at every governor you have know. They choose friends, supporters and contributors for commissions, boards and dept.s. CNLV most recent and glaring example.