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Vegas Hotel Workers Authorize Strike

September 20, 1991

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.

-91 1928EDT

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