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May 28, 2017

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Unions and labor

Thousands expected to join union march on the Strip today
Monday, May 1, 2017
A large-scale, multi-union march is set for Las Vegas today in association with May Day. The May Day March Coalition, made up of more than a dozen unions and advocacy groups, will take part in the event, demonstrating support for worker and ...
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Deal sets stage for Palace Station workers to unionize
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
In a rare agreement, signed Monday, Station Casinos has agreed to stop fighting the attempt by Culinary Workers Union Local 226 to unionize Palace Station. The agreement was reached after federal officials looked into allegations that Station had violated ...
Union membership in Nevada drops sharply
Union membership in Nevada drops sharply
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Union membership in Nevada dropped last year to its lowest level since the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began collecting data in 1989, according to statistics released last week by the federal government. ...
After dozens of lawsuits over many years, strippers still fighting for employee status
After dozens of lawsuits over many years, strippers still fighting for employee status
Monday, February 20, 2017
A federal judge has given preliminary approval for a $6.5 million settlement in lawsuits against 64 of the 132 strip clubs owned by Déjà Vu Consulting Inc. nationwide. But despite the likelihood of the federal labor settlement, compensation for local strippers may not change ...
Trump hotel reaches union contract with workers in Las Vegas
Trump hotel reaches union contract with workers in Las Vegas
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Workers at the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas reached a contract with management after pushing for negotiations for a year, while management at a Trump hotel in ...
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 ...