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Are Nevada Local Government Employees Over-Compensated?

Should the Legislature Dismantle Public Employee Representation Rights?

By Jeffrey H. Keefe, Ph.D.

March 25, 2015

Executive summary

This paper investigates whether Nevada Local Government employees are overpaid at the expense of Nevada taxpayers. The research is timely. The Nevada legislature is considering bills that would greatly weaken employee rights to union representation and collective bargaining. Nevada is already an open shop or Right-to Work (RTW) state that greatly diminishes the power of unions. From research on the private sector we know that RTW legislation lowers union density by 8.8 percentage points (Hogler, Shulman, Weiler 2004) and reduces the earnings of all workers by

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Week 7 Legislative Update

As stated last week the individual legislator bills were finally doled out late Tuesday afternoon – March 17. Senator Roberson's long awaited PERS bill contained a much different approach to "fixing" PERS than Assemblyman Kirner's AB 190. Roberson's bill (not scheduled for a hearing as of tonight) affected only new employees and new retirees hired or retired on or after July 1, 2015. For regular employees it moved the retirement age to 65; it reduced the contribution rate to 2.25%; if increased the amount of time it would take to reach a 75% retirement to 33 1/3 years. It still left the ability to retire at 30 years but it meant that the regular employees would not receive the 75% amount.

The judicial retirement system would be same and similar as the regular retirement. As I stated last Read more ...

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