Vegas Hotel Workers Authorize Strike
LAS VEGAS (AP) _ Union workers at the Frontier Hotel have voted overwhelmingly to strike.
Culinary Union members and bartenders voted 464-7 to strike beginning Saturday.
″We are not going to tolerate the slave conditions you’ve had to work under any longer, and now you’ve sent a message out loud and clear,″ union leader Jim Arnold said during Thursday’s meeting.
He said he expects about 450 of the 680 union workers to join if a strike is called.
Management officials at Frontier did not return two calls for comment.
Culinary union members have been working without a contract since 1989.
Union officials say the Frontier pays workers $2 to $4 per hour less than employees of other Strip hotels and that Frontier cut health benefits and eliminated contributions to the pension fund.