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Nevada: Follow the Money: Unions were biggest category donating to Legislature in 2022 cycle
February 21, 2023 // Nearly 96 percent of all big-money contributions from union and labor groups went to Democratic lawmakers, with Sen. Skip Daly (D-Sparks), who previously served as business manager of LIUNA Local 169, leading the field by a wide margin. Another lawmaker finished second — Assemblyman Max Carter (D-Las Vegas), who is affiliated with several unions, including International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 357 in Southern Nevada. In the second-place spot is the combined spending of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), which gave more than $147,000 to 34 lawmakers. By far the largest beneficiary of that spending was freshman Assemblyman Max Carter (D-Las Vegas), an electrician by trade and member of IBEW Local 357 who received the maximum $10,000 from three IBEW affiliate PACs for $30,000 total — nearly 10 percent of the $338,000 he raised from all big-dollar donors. In a distant second to Carter in IBEW fundraising was Assembly Speaker Steve Yeager (D-Las Vegas), who raised a combined $13,000. Others in competitive districts also saw combined IBEW totals north of the $10,000, including Sen. Julie Pazina, Sen. Marilyn Dondero Loop, Sen. Melanie Scheible, and Assemblywoman Elaine Marzola — all Democrats from Las Vegas, save Marzola, a Democrat from Henderson.
October 20, 2022 // Clark County Education Association, one of the largest teachers union locals in the nation, seceded from both the NEA and its state affiliate, the Nevada State Education Association. This was a major blow to NEA and NSEA, since the Las Vegas-based union comprised more than half of the state’s entire teachers union membership. But they were quick to respond, and a week after the disaffiliation vote, NEA and NSEA formed a competing local union, NEA Southern Nevada. They instituted a campaign to poach CCEA members. The state union’s executive director said, “we decided to advise the members of their rights to withdraw from a union if they so choose.” Their public relations efforts included a live stream of a cardboard box.