Skip to comments.Protest downtown draws thousands of union workers
Posted on 10/14/2012 8:37:33 AM PDT by redreno
Beverly Hoffrichters 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.
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Las Vegas restaurants in hotels have some of the slowest, least enthusiastic table service I have ever seen.
I thought all these union workers would be happy with obamaDOESN’Tcare
Doesn't Obamacare cover everyone ... other than (of course) President, vice President, and Congress?
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.
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?
They all came to Vegas to be rich and famous. Instead, they are waiting on you, AND THEY HAVE A UNION....
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.
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.
Maxine Kerosene evokes that classic Fred Sanford line:
“I’d like to push your face into some dough, and make me some gorilla cookies!”
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.
“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.
You haven’t been to Fairbanks then. And yes, I’ve been to Vegas several times!
Checking my “give a shiite” meter......nope, not a bit. As mrs. Øbozo sez, “let ‘em eat cake”.
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.
This is exactly the reason that they get away with it. No balls from the employers so suffer the consequences.
Especially since the fine citizens of Nevada insist on sticking us with Dingy Harry.
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.
***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.
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.
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.
BTW; A couple hundred out of 3500. And their photos will be back at their hotels before they are.
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.
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