In case citizens of Nevada were thinking that what happens in Ohio, Indiana, and Wisconsin would stay in Ohio, Indiana, and Wisconsin — please see SB 41 (pdf), introduced into the Nevada State Legislature by the Legislative Committee on Operations and Elections at the request of the Governor. The LCB fiscal note reports:
“This bill repeals, effective on June 30, 2012, all of these provisions, including mandatory collective bargaining, except the anti-strike provisions and the provision which gives local government employees the right to join or not join an employee organization at the employee’s discretion. This bill further adds a new provision setting forth that the recognition of employee organizations and engaging in collective bargaining are not mandatory, but are instead permissive under such terms and conditions as a local government employer deems desirable and in the best interests of the applicable local government.” (emphasis added)
In other words, if the local government doesn’t “deem” collective bargaining “desirable” then all bets are off and there will be no collective bargaining. Period.
The bill was referred to the Senate Committee on Operations and Elections on February 7, 2011.