bobbartop
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May 10th, 2018 at 10:57:00 PM permalink
"About 50,000 unionized Las Vegas casino workers will vote later this month on whether to go on strike and potentially paralyze the state’s largest industry.

"The contracts for Culinary Workers Union Local 226 and Bartenders Union Local 165 members expire June 1 at 34 area properties, including those operated by MGM Resorts International, Caesars Entertainment Corp. and Boyd Gaming."

https://www.reviewjournal.com/business/casinos-gaming/nevada-members-of-culinary-and-bartenders-unions-considering-strike/
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Mooseton
May 11th, 2018 at 5:50:13 AM permalink
Haven't we heard this tune before? I don't remember the details, but wasn't the last strike pretty much symbolic -- off-duty employees doing protest marches.
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May 11th, 2018 at 6:59:02 AM permalink
The chief executive officers of the four biggest operators saw their combined compensation increase 50 percent last year to $99 million.

These four guys should go out on strike till they get a living wage a private jet a few Bentleys in the garage
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May 11th, 2018 at 11:11:25 AM permalink
Quote: coilman

The chief executive officers of the four biggest operators saw their combined compensation increase 50 percent last year to $99 million.

These four guys should go out on strike till they get a living wage a private jet a few Bentleys in the garage



Mgm in particular is the ones ceo and executives who made it through the recission without going bankrupt. Pretty sure the deslers didn't make that happen. Plus i am sure a chunk of that was stock options which may be worthless when they cash them
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May 11th, 2018 at 11:40:14 AM permalink
Quote: coilman

The chief executive officers of the four biggest operators saw their combined compensation increase 50 percent last year to $99 million.

These four guys should go out on strike till they get a living wage a private jet a few Bentleys in the garage

Right there is the reality of the trickle down theory, and how well it enriches the working class.

More evidence of the need for nation wide union membership. If these dealers don't strike or at least threaten to strike, they will get a pittance at most of the windfall casinos received from the tax cut. If you see them on the street, remember to honk and wave to show support.

If Reagan hadn't killed unions, we wouldn't have these silly talks about health insurance. People and their employers could have negotiated a fair deal, without all this government overreach.
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May 11th, 2018 at 12:23:32 PM permalink
Quote: petroglyph

If these dealers don't strike



MGM dealers are not union.
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May 11th, 2018 at 1:06:58 PM permalink
Quote: troopscott

Mgm in particular is the ones ceo and executives who made it through the recission without going bankrupt. Pretty sure the deslers didn't make that happen. Plus i am sure a chunk of that was stock options which may be worthless when they cash them



Even if true, that just means they did their job with a basic level of competence. Not sure how it follows that their employees' college funds and retirement savings should be sucked into their pockets so they can buy a 5th home.

It's sort of sad as Vegas is one of the few places where an average person can still have a nice lifestyle, but they are doing their best to destroy that. Idk why anybody would favor that. Personal anger i guess

Any AP should definitely want dealers, bartenders and so forth to have as much money as possible.
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May 11th, 2018 at 1:08:41 PM permalink
Quote: petroglyph

Right there is the reality of the trickle down theory, and how well it enriches the working class.



I believes it represents crowds of people scrabbling for a few extra valuable coins for full time work.
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May 23rd, 2018 at 12:13:50 AM permalink
Las Vegas casino workers vote 99% to authorize a citywide strike.

http://www.culinaryunion226.org/news/press/las-vegas-casino-workers-vote-to-authorize-a-citywide-strike
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May 23rd, 2018 at 1:02:36 AM permalink
Quote: bobbartop

Las Vegas casino workers vote 99% to authorize a citywide strike.

http://www.culinaryunion226.org/news/press/las-vegas-casino-workers-vote-to-authorize-a-citywide-strike




Quote:

50,000 hospitality employees who are preparing to go out on strike after June 1 include: Bartenders, guest room attendants, cocktail servers, food servers, porters, bellman, cooks, and kitchen workers employed at the casino resorts on the Las Vegas Strip and Downtown Las Vegas.



I guess this means, you don't have to tip.
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