Updates from Florida and Nevada

The Pinellas Classroom Teachers Association in Florida and its staff ratified a new three-year contract, putting an end to a dispute that dragged on through pickets, protests and unfair labor practice complaints.

Also, I’m told that the 8th District Court in Nevada granted the Clark County School District’s motion to dismiss in the Nevada State Education Association’s lawsuit against its Clark County local affiliate. The district is required to deduct union dues from teachers’ paychecks and pass the money along to the local affiliate, which it continues to do. What happens after that is out of the district’s hands, and the court apparently agreed. The dueling lawsuits between the two unions will continue, however.