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Union power, organizers ‘behind’ Occupy Las Vegas

Big labor steering protestors away from disrupting Democratic events, planning to ‘shut down the Strip’

October 13, 2011 | by Victor Joecks

Big labor is steering protestors away from disrupting Democratic events and is planning to ‘shut down the Strip.’

LVRDA tries to scam the public

Officials trot out same old indefensible claims

March 17, 2009 | by Geoffrey Lawrence

The Las Vegas Redevelopment Agency currently finds itself locked in a court battle with the Culinary Union. The lawsuit is the result of a recent vote by Las Vegas city officials to exclude two referenda items proposed by Culinary from the June ballot.

Old Vegas lives

“Free” tax money is available, but integrity is hard to find

February 25, 2009 | by Geoffrey Lawrence

Board members of the Las Vegas Redevelopment Agency (LVRDA) and those who are dependent on them for taxpayer subsidies apparently have little shame. In response to recent public opposition to the LVRDA and its use of tax dollars to build lavish public facilities and subsidize big developers, board members of the LVRDA have jettisoned adherence to the state's ethics laws.

Why is Culinary alone?

City’s redevelopment agency has been taking money away from teachers, firefighters and police

February 4, 2009 | by Geoffrey Lawrence

Much controversy has arisen over the Culinary Union’s recent opposition to the Las Vegas Redevelopment Agency. City officials are claiming that the Culinary Union is operating under false pretenses.

NSEA sticks it to Culinary

Room tax hike sought by the teacher union would kill Culinary union jobs

November 11, 2008 | by Steven Miller

It's been clear for a long time that little love is lost between the state teacher union and Southern Nevada's Culinary local. The hostility spilled into public view earlier this year during the state's bitter presidential preference caucus. While Culinary backed Barack Obama, the Nevada State Education Association teacher union backed Hillary Clinton, even going to court in an attempt to block Culinary members from voting at sites set up on the Las Vegas Strip.

Big Labor's favorite tool

Intimidation is at the heart of unionism.

January 25, 2008 | by Steven Miller

During and after the Nevada Democratic Party's divisive caucuses last week, both camps — Clinton/teacher union and Obama/Culinary union — accused the other of attempting to intimidate voters.

Significantly, however, the very caucusing system that permitted union members and others to be subjected to threats and intimidation had earlier been approved by the leadership of both unions.

When minimizing wages is union policy

Culinary co-parent UNITE has 50-year history of working to lower benefits

October 10, 2006 | by Steven Miller

It sounds far-fetched: Union bosses working to push wages below the legal minimum? But that is what’s allowed by Subsection B of the unions’ proposed minimum wage constitutional amendment that will be on your November ballot.

Culinary’s Sinister New Partner

Members of Nevada’s Culinary union have been merged into the Mob-dominated ‘Union from Hell’

November 22, 2004 | by Steven Miller

For many months now, members of Nevada’s Culinary union have been hearing from their union brass that this year’s merger with UNITE, the big needle trades union, was just what the doctor ordered.

The Union Delusion

September 15, 2003 | by Doug French

The latest assailant of Wal-Mart, Harold Meyerson of The American Prospect magazine, asserts that the low-price chain is depriving U. S. workers of a booming new-home market everywhere but Las Vegas.

Why Not a $1000-an-hour Minimum Wage?

February 3, 2003 | by Doug French

Though Governor Kenny Guinn is proposing punitive tax increases that would destroy many jobs in Nevada, the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada (PLAN) isn’t satisfied. It wants the state to go even further and virtually abolish first jobs for many young Nevadans.

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