Nevada Teachers Challenge Caucus Rules
By KATHLEEN HENNESSEY
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada teachers have filed a legal challenge that could curb the influence of the state's largest union in its Democratic caucus later this month.
The Nevada State Education Association, its president and five people identified as Democrats planning to attend the Jan. 19 caucus filed the lawsuit late Friday against the Nevada Democratic Party.
The suit claims that party rules making it easier for Las Vegas Strip shift workers to attend the precinct meetings violate Nevada law and federal equal protection guarantees.
Most of those shift workers are members of the Culinary Workers Union, Local 226, a group that endorsed Democrat Barack Obama on Tuesday.