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Sun Nov 18, 2012, 07:57 AM

Yesterday: Downtown Las Vegas Picket


3,500 union members work in Downtown Las #Vegas. They make #DTLV possible. Support working families in #LasVegas! http://on.fb.me/XOyNRg #1u

Support workers in #LasVegas. Without them, the hospitality industry in #Vegas would not be complete. http://on.fb.me/XOyNRg #1u #DTLV

Housekeepers in #LasVegas work really hard. They deserve fair treatment and respect. http://on.fb.me/XOyNRg #DTLV #1u #Vegas

Don't you just love the friendly bartenders in #LasVegas? They need health insurance for their families. http://on.fb.me/XOyNRg #1u #DTLV

Kitchen staff in #Vegas that prep, cook and serve dinner want to ensure that their benefits are protected. http://on.fb.me/XOyNRg #1u #DTLV

Workers in #LasVegas are not asking for a handout. They are fighting for what they earned. http://on.fb.me/XOyNRg #1u #Vegas #DTLV

Workers in #LasVegas have kept #Vegas a vibrant destination for tourists/locals. Support their fight! http://on.fb.me/XOyNRg #1u #DTLV

The Culinary/Bartenders Union are proud to represent 55,000+ working men and women in Las Vegas! http://on.fb.me/XOyNRg #1u #Vegas #DTLV

A union contract in #Vegas has made it possible to sustain a middle-class living standard for workers. http://on.fb.me/XOyNRg #DTLV #1u

Nevada is union strong because working men and women in #LasVegas are united. http://on.fb.me/XOyNRg #1u #Vegas #DTLV

Workers are picketing in Downtown #Vegas to make sure their health/retirement benefits are protected. http://on.fb.me/XOyNRg #1u #DTLV

Downtown Las Vegas Picket TODAY! http://on.fb.me/XOyNRg #1u #Vegas #LasVegas #DTLV

As you (re)discover Downtown #LasVegas, please don't forget the workers who make it all possible. http://on.fb.me/XOyNRg #1u #Vegas #DTLV
In Downtown Las Vegas, 3,500 members of the Culinary and Bartenders Unions work in the casinos on Fremont Street. Relatively unseen and usually little thought about, these working men and women make the hospitality industry in Las Vegas possible when they serve tens of thousands of locals and tourists each day.

The workers who make the beds and clean the bathrooms work hard and deserve fair trea
tment and respect. The bartenders who mix your fabulous cocktails on a busy night need their health insurance for themselves and their families. The kitchen staff who prep, cook and serve you dinner at the many fine eateries in the Downtown casinos want to ensure that their benefits are protected. They have never asked for a handout. They are asking for what they have earned by keeping Downtown a vibrant destination for tourists and locals alike as new investments are finally being made in the historical core of Las Vegas.

The Culinary and Bartenders Unions are proud to represent over 55,000 working men and women in Las Vegas. Working in a hotel-casino with a union contract has made it possible to sustain a middle class living standard for these workers and together they have raised the standards for all throughout Southern Nevada. A union contract provides a grievance procedure, health insurance, a pension and so much more.

Many Culinary families are able to save money and utilize the unionís housing partnership to buy their first home and send their children to college. In fact, there are many leaders who come from Culinary or Bartender Union families that serve Nevada politically and locally in communities across our great state.

In June, the economic portion of the current contracts expired. Downtown casinos owners have refused to pay an additional 15 cents per hour so the workers can continue to have health insurance and a pension. The workers are not even asking for a raise.

On Saturday, November 17, thousands of Culinary and Bartenders members along with supporters and allies from the community will picket in Downtown Las Vegas from 11am-8pm to make sure their health and retirement benefits are protected. We hope that as you (re)discover Downtown Las Vegas, please don't forget the workers who make it all possible.

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juajen Nov 2012 #1

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Sun Nov 18, 2012, 08:55 AM

1. God bless them. It's time this country started paying living wages.

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