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(AP)   Las Vegas revenues down 14%, and winnings down 20%. Las Vegas workers unions: "This is a perfect time to strike"   (hosted.ap.org) divider line 15
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2014-03-29 05:24:56 AM
3 votes:
So, what's the FAIL tag for subby? A group of workiers just trying to maintain their meager standard of living? I call FAIL on your FAIL tag.
2014-03-28 11:55:33 PM
3 votes:
Actually, yes, that is the time when a strike may be called for because the management will likely try to use the downturn as an excuse to cut benefits, wages, or jobs.

FTFA:  The new contracts preserve health benefits and add measures to protect housekeepers from hazardous work conditions. The deals also aim to restore workers laid off when restaurants closed during the recession.

So, they're not even asking for more money, just that their health insurance isn't reduced, that workplace safety be improved, and that jobs be restored to those who lost them due to no fault of their own.
2014-03-29 06:49:39 AM
2 votes:
FTA:  "The Culinary is the largest union in Nevada, with some 55,000 workers including bartenders, food service workers, housekeepers, cooks, porters and others at casinos and properties downtown and on the Las Vegas Strip."

All of them working hard to keep the mathematically challenged casino patrons drunk, stuffed with food, and comfortable in their hotel rooms while the casino owners relieve said patrons of their money.
2014-03-29 04:06:44 AM
2 votes:

Smoking GNU: Sounds like the miners here in south africa.

"Profits are up and the markets are good? STRIKE!"

"Profits are bad and the markets are looking crappy? STRIKE"

"Profits and the market look broadly the same as last year? STRIKE STRIKE STRIKE! Also, lets burn random peoples cars and loot shops!"


It's almost like profits and markets don't matter to workers if they're getting farked.
2014-03-29 03:57:07 AM
2 votes:
Las Vegas says it's revenue is down. Because Vegas has a history of being on the up'n'up.
2014-03-28 11:53:43 PM
2 votes:
Wouldn't want to cut into Sheldon Aldelson's profits huh subs? How many more billions do these guys need before people like you can start rooting for the middle class worker?
2014-03-29 06:46:13 AM
1 votes:

AngryDragon: TuteTibiImperes: Actually, yes, that is the time when a strike may be called for because the management will likely try to use the downturn as an excuse to cut benefits, wages, or jobs.

FTFA:  The new contracts preserve health benefits and add measures to protect housekeepers from hazardous work conditions. The deals also aim to restore workers laid off when restaurants closed during the recession.

So, they're not even asking for more money, just that their health insurance isn't reduced, that workplace safety be improved, and that jobs be restored to those who lost them due to no fault of their own.

I've never understood that last part.  I've been laid off due to no fault of my own twice.  I went out and got another job.  Moved once to do it too.  Why would anyone sit around waiting for their old employer to rehire them?

Forget it.  It's gone.


Fairly certain that just means the number of operating staff. Not the exact same person
2014-03-29 06:36:50 AM
1 votes:

TuteTibiImperes: Actually, yes, that is the time when a strike may be called for because the management will likely try to use the downturn as an excuse to cut benefits, wages, or jobs.

FTFA:  The new contracts preserve health benefits and add measures to protect housekeepers from hazardous work conditions. The deals also aim to restore workers laid off when restaurants closed during the recession.

So, they're not even asking for more money, just that their health insurance isn't reduced, that workplace safety be improved, and that jobs be restored to those who lost them due to no fault of their own.


I've never understood that last part.  I've been laid off due to no fault of my own twice.  I went out and got another job.  Moved once to do it too.  Why would anyone sit around waiting for their old employer to rehire them?

Forget it.  It's gone.
2014-03-29 06:33:03 AM
1 votes:
It's all these Tourists that go to LV and Don't gamble! The "Perks", the shows, the restaurants, the fancy pools and everything else were built as Extras for the people who came to Play or as something to keep the wife and kids busy the rest of the time. Now there are all these people who come to LV and think rolling a 20 into a machine once is gambling. Did everyone forget why and how this all got built in the first place? I go to AC and LV specifically TO gamble. In LV I still stay on the strip but I always get a car and spend my days downtown and around at all the Off-Strip places. By now I've been in almost every casino in LV except for a few of the really small ones. Definitely every one in AC. I play all day every day. AM session, Afternoon session and Evening session. Never seen a show and have no desire to. The Pools? I'm over 60 now so forget it. Clubbing? Right, last time I did that was when Disco was cool and that didn't last did it. Fine Dining? I don't know what Gourmet Cuisine that You are eating at home but all the off-strip buffets cost about 1/2 of what the Tourists pay stuck on the strip. $4.99 for b'fast at Palace Station! it's all the same eggs, bacon, sausage and whatever style of home fries they all have anyway, what's the difference? Oh you have a fine casino at home. Well that tells me you don't have any idea of how they really work. I have no desire to go into the ones they've built here in MD. I checked out one a few years ago and wasn't impressed. Besides, I go Away to Stay and Play several times a year, that's the whole reason for it all. I have no desire to drive right down the road and play all the time. That's like sitting home getting Drunk and watching TV, what's the point?
2014-03-29 05:59:33 AM
1 votes:
I'm surprised LV makes any money with all the new casinos popping up in different states.
2014-03-29 05:07:05 AM
1 votes:

Smoking GNU: Sounds like the miners here in south africa.

"Profits are up and the markets are good? STRIKE!"

"Profits are bad and the markets are looking crappy? STRIKE"

"Profits and the market look broadly the same as last year? STRIKE STRIKE STRIKE! Also, lets burn random peoples cars and loot shops!"


Hm.

When I think South African miners, the news story that really sticks in my mind is the Marikana miners who were charged with murder because the police shot a load of them up.

Digging further reveals that, while recent strikes have apparently cost the platinum mining industry $1bn, the mine owners can't afford to pay their employees $14000 pa.

How dare those uppity miners demand a decent wage for doing a dangerous job.
2014-03-29 04:30:07 AM
1 votes:
Sounds resonable. The place I work has been trying to nickle and dime us at every turn. Everyone getting promoted makes 30% less, healthcare about to go up another 50% and this week we were told that we would have to take a mandatory 90 min lunch break. So in order for people to get 8 hours they would have to come in early or leave later. They reapealed it they day after they told us because a lot of people were just going to quit on friday, a lot of people. I still updated my resume anyway.
2014-03-29 04:19:19 AM
1 votes:

LordJiro: Smoking GNU: Sounds like the miners here in south africa.

"Profits are up and the markets are good? STRIKE!"

"Profits are bad and the markets are looking crappy? STRIKE"

"Profits and the market look broadly the same as last year? STRIKE STRIKE STRIKE! Also, lets burn random peoples cars and loot shops!"

It's almost like profits and markets don't matter to workers if they're getting farked.


Yeah, "getting farked". Now even more so since the mines are turning to mechanization in their mining process cause of the unreliability of their working force, who strike on average of 3 months a year.
2014-03-29 03:08:47 AM
1 votes:
It is a tough time for casino owners.

The amount they're spending to buy Senators and Congressmen to outlaw their online competition is killing them.
2014-03-28 11:53:57 PM
1 votes:
 
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