Teamsters Local 14 is pushing back after North Las Vegas backed out of tentative labor agreements with the group amid the coronavirus pandemic.

In a complaint filed April 7 with the state-run Government Employee-Management Relations Board, the Teamsters union contends that the city failed to bargain in good faith. It wants to force the city to ratify the contracts that were negotiated.

If the union can’t get an order for the city to ratify the contracts and the board instead orders both sides to bargain, the union wants the board to order the city to make the final agreement retroactive to July 1, 2019.
On April 1, the North Las Vegas City Council voted 4-1 to deny three contracts, which included benefits such as cost-of-living raises retroactive to last July, as well as additional cost-of-living raises in the upcoming fiscal year. Councilman Isaac Barron was the only council member to support approval of the contracts.