May 17th, 2017 - Today, Clark County School District educators took to the street outside the Edward Greer Education Center to demand from the Board of Trustees an increase to CCSD's contribution to the Teachers Health Trust. This was the latest chapter in a decade-long embroiled battle between the Trust and the District.
After refusing to increase premium contributions to the Trust since 2008, the District proposed to eliminate the THT and place educators on a different insurance plan under United Healthcare in its latest contract negotiations with CCEA which the CCEA Negotiations Team has deemed unacceptable.
CCEA believes that the proposed insurance plan by Goldman under United Healthcare is sub par and will leave members with fewer options than before. CCEA further believes that the proposed plan to move to private insurance is an attempt to dissolve the Teachers Health Trust.
“Our insurance premiums keep rising and rising, and teachers have to keep paying more out of pocket for our health care, and CCSD is not willing to do their part and they’re not willing to up their contribution,” said rally organizer and Monaco Middle School teacher Elysia Garcia.
As the District hasn’t offered a solution yet, rally participants point to next week’s rally that will take place before the Board of Trustees’ regularly scheduled meeting, on Thursday, May 25th, 2017 at 3:30 pm, in front of the Greer Education Center.