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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Professor Ruben Garcia Talks Public Employee Unions in Las Vegas Sun

Ruben J. Garcia is a Professor of Law at the William S. Boyd School of Law.

Professor Garcia recently spoke to the Las Vegas Sun about the impending legislative battle between public employee unions, Republican lawmakers, and the Nevada Policy Research Institute for a Dec. 17 article titled “Battle lines: Why unions are preparing for assault in Legislature.”

The article, which focused on the various changes conservative lawmakers and activists want to make regarding collective bargaining and arbitration, included comments from Professor Garcia concerning binding arbitration and the hope each side ends up with the best result.

“Sometimes it ends and the union isn’t happy,” Professor Garcia said. “Sometimes the employer isn’t happy. That’s the tradeoff in avoiding strikes for unrest.”

A recognized expert in the field of labor and employment law, Professor Garcia teaches Labor Law, Employment Law, Constitutional Law, and Professional Responsibility at the Boyd School of Law. He has been quoted in the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Las Vegas Review-Journal, among others, and has appeared on national and local radio and television programs.