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Protest downtown draws thousands of union workers
Las Vegas Sun ^ | Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 | 10:32 p.m. | By Brian Nordli (contact)

Posted on 10/14/2012 8:37:33 AM PDT by redreno

Beverly Hoffrichter’s voice is hoarse.

For eight hours Hoffrichter, a cocktail waitress at the D, was picketing outside the property with her fellow Culinary Union workers as part of a massive protest outside all nine downtown casinos Saturday. Hundreds came and went in shifts during the protest, but not Hoffrichter. She stayed.

Her scratchy voice was the result of hours chanting and shouting — a badge of honor in the larger fight for union workers to make their voices heard. The 3,500 Culinary Union members with jobs downtown were picketing to maintain health and retirement benefits in their contracts.

(Excerpt) Read more at lasvegassun.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: nevada; strike; unions; vegas

1 posted on 10/14/2012 8:37:41 AM PDT by redreno
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To: redreno

Las Vegas restaurants in hotels have some of the slowest, least enthusiastic table service I have ever seen.


2 posted on 10/14/2012 8:40:32 AM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: redreno

I thought all these union workers would be happy with obamaDOESN’Tcare


3 posted on 10/14/2012 8:42:12 AM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: redreno
... picketing to maintain health and retirement benefits in their contracts

Why?

Doesn't Obamacare cover everyone ... other than (of course) President, vice President, and Congress?

4 posted on 10/14/2012 8:42:58 AM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: redreno

The protesters signs say “No hay justicia, no hay paz”

Better would be “No dinero, no paz.” (No money, no peace.) That’s how unions operate in any language.


5 posted on 10/14/2012 8:43:40 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: redreno
The 3,500 Culinary Union members with jobs downtown were picketing to maintain health and retirement benefits in their contracts.

But..but...why? Their guy, the Messiah is providing FREE health care for all regardless of race,color, creed, national origin or legal status. Its like the cell phones. Its FREE. Why worry about it? Or is there something rotten that we mere mortals don't know about?

6 posted on 10/14/2012 8:45:45 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: married21

They all came to Vegas to be rich and famous. Instead, they are waiting on you, AND THEY HAVE A UNION....


7 posted on 10/14/2012 8:46:27 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: redreno
I've been to Vegas once...a long time ago.Even then I concluded that the city was nothing but a huge abscess on the rectum of this nation and that was *before* the commie unions arrived.It'll be a cold day in hell before I set foot in Nevada again.
8 posted on 10/14/2012 8:46:27 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: redreno

Were I emperor of the US for a day, among the the things on my list to do would be to stop all government agencies from holding meetings in Nevada, eliminate tax deductability of all expenses related to business travel/transactions in Nevada, and increase the tax rate on gambling winnings to 250%; then sit back and see how long Dingy Harry lasts.


9 posted on 10/14/2012 8:47:44 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Re-distribute my work ethic, not my wealth.)
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To: redreno
This is the picture from the article:


10 posted on 10/14/2012 8:49:14 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Pearls Before Swine
“No justice, no peace!”

That is a statement that threatens violence and murder if they do not get their way. It started during the Rodney King riot, and Maxine "Kerosene" Waters led the mobs in that chant.

She should have been arrested for inciting riots, but she wasn't.


11 posted on 10/14/2012 8:57:53 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

Maxine Kerosene evokes that classic Fred Sanford line:

“I’d like to push your face into some dough, and make me some gorilla cookies!”


12 posted on 10/14/2012 9:13:53 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("Free speech is more important than Islam.")
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To: redreno

Yes but didn’t Boy Bam poo poo taking vacations to Las Vegas?
These Unionistas voted Dem and let them enjoy the fruits of the Dem. Slow business, dwindling income and bennies being shifted to lower levels.
Who gives a rats patootie about their selfish antics? Scrooge em all.


13 posted on 10/14/2012 9:22:52 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: redreno

“The 3,500 Culinary Union members with jobs...”

IF I owned a casino, none of them would have jobs. There’s plenty of folks on unemployment who I could hire to replace their sorry butts.


14 posted on 10/14/2012 9:28:11 AM PDT by EDINVA (I)
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To: married21

You haven’t been to Fairbanks then. And yes, I’ve been to Vegas several times!


15 posted on 10/14/2012 9:44:22 AM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: redreno

Checking my “give a shiite” meter......nope, not a bit. As mrs. Øbozo sez, “let ‘em eat cake”.


16 posted on 10/14/2012 9:46:51 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks redreno.
17 posted on 10/14/2012 9:49:23 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: redreno

When did it become illegal to fire someone for joining a union? I ask because that would help identify laws that need to be repealed in order to put businesses and unions back on a level playing feild.


18 posted on 10/14/2012 9:55:57 AM PDT by RightOnTheBorder
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To: EDINVA
IF I owned a casino, none of them would have jobs. There’s plenty of folks on unemployment who I could hire to replace their sorry butts.

This is exactly the reason that they get away with it. No balls from the employers so suffer the consequences.

19 posted on 10/14/2012 10:37:35 AM PDT by Digger (A)
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To: Gay State Conservative
It'll be a cold day in hell before I set foot in Nevada again.

Especially since the fine citizens of Nevada insist on sticking us with Dingy Harry.

20 posted on 10/14/2012 10:46:33 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: windsorknot
"It'll be a cold day in hell before I set foot in Nevada again."

Especially since the fine citizens of Nevada insist on sticking us with Dingy Harry. ____________________________________________________________________

I don't believe he won the election honestly. His son was in charge of overseeing the voting machines with the union counting the votes.

Las Vegas is actually a pretty nice place to live or retire to. It's also a great place for events and conferences because of it's facilities. My husband used to fly air tours of the Grand Canyon from here.

There is so much more to Las Vegas than gambling! I think in the last year I was in a casino twice when my daughter visited because she wanted to shop. I was absolutely overwhelmed and exhausted. I had no idea how great the stores were and I hate to shop. I shop online as much as I can.

I killed some time one day at the Atomic Testing Museum because I got a coupon. I was disappointed I couldn't spend more time there. It was fantastic and even has a memorial room and a beam from the World Trade Center. There is just so much to do here that isn't about gambling and sex, and sad that most people only see that.

My backyard. I feel like I live in paradise. Vegas isn't all bad.

21 posted on 10/14/2012 11:43:42 AM PDT by pops88 (Geek chick standing with Breitbart for truth)
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To: married21

***Las Vegas restaurants in hotels have some of the slowest, least enthusiastic table service I have ever seen.***

Plus they will try to pad your bill with things you did not order. The restaurant at CIRCUS CIRCUS tried to charge us for beers we never ordered. We drank tea.


22 posted on 10/14/2012 11:51:37 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: redreno
"... Protest downtown draws thousands of union workers ."

That's a bunch of BS... It was just a couple hundred if that. The culinary union does this pity-party practically every year it seems. I work downtown and its a bit annoying seeing and hearing the same old crap... but I guess they have to get out once in a while and provide some entertainment for the visitors. I sooo dislike unions.

http://www.lvrj.com/multimedia/Hundreds-of-Culinary-Union-members-picket-casinos-in-downtown-Las-Vegas-174041421.html
23 posted on 10/14/2012 12:11:16 PM PDT by Bellagio
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To: Gay State Conservative

Were you really in Las Vegas ;) Here’s a bit of trivia:

“Paradise is an unincorporated town...

Paradise contains McCarran International Airport, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and most of the Las Vegas Strip, including well-known hotels such as Caesars Palace, the Bellagio, and the MGM Grand. Therefore, many tourists visiting the Las Vegas area are actually spending most of their time in Paradise, rather than in the City of Las Vegas.”

I used to chuckle at the little sign, “Welcome to the Town of Paradise” when I was driving my daughter to UNLV.


24 posted on 10/14/2012 1:31:12 PM PDT by pops88 (Geek chick standing with Breitbart for truth)
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To: pops88

I killed some time one day at the Atomic Testing Museum because I got a coupon. I was disappointed I couldn’t spend more time there.


If you walk past the Imperial Palace, you shoud be able to get a free past to their auto museum. One of the best collections of duci’s in the country.

BTW; A couple hundred out of 3500. And their photos will be back at their hotels before they are.


25 posted on 10/14/2012 2:58:21 PM PDT by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: maine yankee

Thanks for the tip! My husband and I only dated 5 days before eloping to Vegas, but one date was to the car museum in Cleveland that I wanted to see. One of the fun things in Vegas is every once in a while one gets to see a cool car.


26 posted on 10/14/2012 6:26:47 PM PDT by pops88 (Geek chick standing with Breitbart for truth)
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