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December 8, 2016

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Unions and labor

U.S. court blocks overtime expansion pay rule for 4 million
U.S. court blocks overtime expansion pay rule for 4 million
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
A federal court on Tuesday blocked implementation of a rule imposed by President Barack Obama's administration that would have made an estimated 4 million more higher-earning workers across the country eligible for ...
Las Vegas council OKs new contract with firefighter union
Las Vegas council OKs new contract with firefighter union
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
After a months-long negotiation process, firefighters working for the city of Las Vegas finally have a new contract that includes cost-of-living wage increases ...
Beating Trump is personal, not just political, for unions
Beating Trump is personal, not just political, for unions
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Hillary Clinton has inched ahead in battleground Nevada polls not just because of what she’s done, but because of whom Republican Donald Trump has ...
Palace Station workers reject bid to unionize by slim margin
Palace Station workers reject bid to unionize by slim margin
Monday, October 17, 2016
A majority of workers at Palace Station voted not to unionize over the weekend in the latest battle between Station Casinos and the Culinary Workers Union Local 226 ...
After yearslong dispute, a Station Casinos property to unionize
After yearslong dispute, a Station Casinos property to unionize
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Las Vegas' powerful Culinary Union has scored a victory against a holdout casino chain that it has clashed with for more than a decade. The labor group says 67 percent ...
Splitting the union vote: Organized labor has roundly endorsed Clinton, but Trump support is percolating
Splitting the union vote: Organized labor has roundly endorsed Clinton, but Trump support is percolating
Monday, September 5, 2016
In Nevada, service-industry workers, their union and others typically play a key role in electing Democrats up and down the ballot and, despite Clinton securing most major union endorsements — including from the biggest labor federation in the country, the AFL-CIO — analysts see some evidence of a disconnect between leadership and membership ...
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Union opposes NV Energy breakup, Reid backs it, and utility claims to be neutral
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Politics:
NV Energy reaffirmed its plans Tuesday to remain neutral on a ballot measure that would start a multiyear process of ending the company’s regulated monopoly on supplying electricity. Later in the day, organized labor confirmed plans to oppose the measure, while Sen. Harry Reid voiced ...
Board rejects Trump's challenge to Las Vegas hotel unionization effort
Board rejects Trump's challenge to Las Vegas hotel unionization effort
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Workers at Republican Donald Trump's Las Vegas hotel scored a victory in their effort to unionize, although it could still be a long time before ...
Allegiant pilots OK contract after long fight with airline
Allegiant pilots OK contract after long fight with airline
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Allegiant Air pilots ratified a new contract after a fight during which the union accused the low-fare carrier of taking safety shortcuts. Teamsters Local 1224 said Thursday that the five-year contract includes ...
Palms workers petition to keep jobs; new owner says they will
Palms workers petition to keep jobs; new owner says they will
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Hundreds of Palms employees have signed a petition to retain their jobs, seniority and benefits when Station Casinos takes over the resort, the Culinary Union ...
Photo: Culinary Workers Union 226 members hold a protest
Unions to rally outside Trump hotel in ongoing labor dispute
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Members of two large unions are planning to rally outside of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's Las Vegas hotel as part of an ongoing labor dispute. Organizers say they expect thousands ...
Clinton: ‘When unions are strong, America is strong’
Clinton: ‘When unions are strong, America is strong’
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton advocated for expanding unions, Social Security and employee rights as she spoke to nearly 4,000 union workers at …
Photo: Shari Schugar, a cocktail server at the Tropicana
Union authorizes July strike against 5 Atlantic City casinos
Friday, June 17, 2016
Atlantic City's casino workers say they'll go on strike against five of the city's eight casinos on July 1 if a contract isn't reached by ...
Union: New Las Vegas airport tower must be remodeled before opening
Union: New Las Vegas airport tower must be remodeled before opening
Monday, June 6, 2016
Two state-of-the-art airport towers due to go into operation this fall in San Francisco and Las Vegas are designed for electronic tracking of planes as ...
Photo: Mary Kay Henry, left, president of the Service Emp
2 big labor unions share efforts to gain power and scale
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
The leaders of two of the nation’s biggest, most powerful labor unions — the Service Employees International Union and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees — are completing a plan that calls for unusually close cooperation in political campaigning, organizing and bargaining in …