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March 27, 2020, is a day that the Jenkins family, the Nevada Department of Public Safety, the Nevada Police Union, and all Nevadans who value our brave officers will never forget. Sergeant Benjamin Jenkins was patrolling Highway 93 north of Ely, Nevada early that Friday morning when he stopped to … Read more
Park rangers have an important job: to be the best stewards of our country’s state and national parks. There are many roles and responsibilities of a park ranger but the U.S. National Park Service (NPS) essentially puts them into two camps, protection/law enforcement park rangers and cultural/interpretive park rangers. The … Read more
“Newly painted in huge yellow letters on 16th Street, just north of the White House, is the slogan: ‘Defund the Police.’ That new message sits beside the ‘Black Lives Matter’ slogan, also in huge letters, painted there at the direction of D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser. She renamed that section of … Read more
The simple answer to this question is that it is a group of workers who organize in order to improve their working conditions, wages, and benefits. But there is a lot more to a union than just organization. Labor or trade unions serve as strength in numbers, a collective intermediary … Read more
Nevada state government has fiscal challenges–but granting state employees the right to bargain collectively does not add to them | Economic Policy Institute
“A bill introduced in the Nevada State Senate (SB135) would allow state workers to collectively bargain over wages and benefits, a right they have been denied since 1965. Opponents of public sector unions have begun making the usual arguments against granting Nevada state employees these rights. In two recent reports the Las Vegas … Read more
“According to statistics reported to the FBI, 89 law enforcement officers were killed in line-of-duty incidents in 2019. Of these, 48 officers died as a result of felonious acts, and 41 officers died in accidents. Comprehensive data tables about these incidents and brief narratives describing the fatal attacks are included … Read more