by Robert Fellner
Just months after successfully threatening an illegal strike to obtain a modest salary raise, members of the Clark County, Nevada, teachers union, the Clark County Eduation Association (CCEA), are going to have to give a big chunk of that back, thanks to a pair of recent rate hikes that will cost the average teacher nearly $1,000 a year.
The first hike came earlier this year, when the state’s Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS) announced an increase that will cost the average Nevada teacher an additional $750 annually.
The second increase came last month, when the CCEA voted to increase its annual dues to $846, up from $630.
Combined, these increases mean that most CCEA members are going to see nearly $1,000 more docked from their paychecks next year: