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Cosmopolitan’s new owner, Culinary signal strife is over
Cosmopolitan’s new owner, Culinary signal strife is over
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
It was perhaps a bit early for champagne, but reps from both the Cosmopolitan and Culinary Union Local 226 raised a toast in hopes of ...
GOP effort to curb prevailing wage riles Democrats, labor reps
GOP effort to curb prevailing wage riles Democrats, labor reps
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Lawmakers have fired the first salvo in the legislative battle among political parties, organized labor and conservatives groups. A bill would prohibit the state from paying prevailing wages on ...
Union says it won’t stand by as GOP attacks collective bargaining
Union says it won’t stand by as GOP attacks collective bargaining
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Republicans are attacking working families with their proposals to upend collective bargaining in Nevada, Danny Thompson, executive vice treasurer of the Nevada AFL-CIO, said at a press conference this morning. Thompson’s words come as some state lawmakers ...
‘Incredibly upset’ Allegiant pilots picket for higher pay
‘Incredibly upset’ Allegiant pilots picket for higher pay
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Dozens of pilots picketed outside of Allegiant Air's corporate headquarters and McCarran International Airport this afternoon as the Teamsters union and the company failed to meet today for ...
Union: Cosmopolitan workers remain employed through sale
Union: Cosmopolitan workers remain employed through sale
Friday, December 19, 2014
The new ownership of the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will undoubtedly institute changes to the resort. But the resort’s workforce, apparently, will remain intact. The Culinary Union ...
Photo: Hyde Park Middle School teachers Stephanie Cooper
Battle lines: Why unions are preparing for assault in Legislature
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
State Government:
Public employee unions are gearing up for a battle against Republicans in the 2015 legislative session. Conservative lawmakers and activists are rallying to upend some of the state’s collective bargaining laws, the rules that guarantee unions the right to negotiate ...
Nevada solar plant workers get nearly $2 million in back pay
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Federal labor officials have recovered almost $2 million in unpaid compensation for workers at a 1,600-acre solar-panel plant near Tonopah. The U.S. Department of Labor said today it recovered about $1.91 million in back wages and fringe benefits for ...
4 arrested in Culinary protest near Red Rock Resort
4 arrested in Culinary protest near Red Rock Resort
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Four protesters were arrested tonight during a demonstration against Station Casinos in which hundreds marched from a local high school to Red Rock Resort. Organized by ...
Photo: Cleve Jones, LGBT activist and founder of the AIDS
Longtime gay rights activist Cleve Jones on LGBT movement in Las Vegas, progress at Culinary
Friday, September 12, 2014
Q&A:
On the eve of the weekend’s Pride festivities, four days before lawyers spoke before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, a small crowd gathered for a panel in Las Vegas about the case. One of the audience members there was Cleve Jones ...
Photo: Culinary and Bartenders union members with Station
1,500 rally in latest Culinary effort to pressure Station
Friday, August 29, 2014
Las Vegas casino workers, faith leaders and others marched to a rally at Boulder Station today in protest of what they described as unfair labor practices from Station Casinos. The demonstrators called on Station to ...
Transport Workers Union gets behind margin tax
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
A union representing 2,000 casinos employees is throwing its support behind the Education Initiative, also known as the margin tax. The endorsement from the ...
Photo: Aidan Beshara hands a carton of milk to his sister
Very happy meals: Program provides summer relief for needy kids
Thursday, August 7, 2014
HEALTH AND NUTRITION:
For kids who receive free or reduced-price meals at school, summer can mean days of missed meals and weeks of hunger. Parents sometimes struggle to find money or time to provide their children with the meals they eat at school But thanks to a program supported by the federal government, help is ...
Family Services workers cite concerns about safety, caseloads
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Employees in the department responsible for Clark County’s foster care system are calling for changes because of safety concerns and excessive caseloads. Three employees of the...
Photo: Las Vegas City Manager Betsy Fretwell in her offic
Las Vegas city manager gets raise to $220,000
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Las Vegas City Manager Betsy Fretwell will get a 10 percent annual pay raise to about $220,000, after the City Council rejected a proposal for a 30 percent hike. By a vote of 4-3, the council decided...
State will gather opinions about minimum wage in Friday workshop
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
labor:
The session will be held at 9 a.m. Friday at 555 E. Washington Avenue, Room 2450, in Las Vegas and at the office of the state Gaming Control Board in Carson City ...

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