Neighborhood Culinary Union Berating Cosmopolitan Tourists in Vegas
Several video clips have been published on You Tube that show Las Vegas union that is culinary berating tourists (Image source: FOX News)
UPDATE: October 25, 2013 After the release of these videos where Culinary Union Local 226 people were seen regularly tossing epithets and verbal abuse at tourists entering the Cosmopolitan the union’s protests have been put on hold until Nov. 1. The team encompasses some 55,000 bartenders, maids and food servers in Las Vegas, and is at odds about issues such as for instance healthcare, job security, compensation and even successorship, ie., what happens if Cosmopolitan gets offered to another company by Deutsche Bank at some point.
The protests are costing taxpayers an average of $2,600 in extra authorities patrols, according to the Alliance to Protect Nevada Jobs, a group that is dedicated to putting an end to the union’s assaults on tourists.
Union organizers say they shall resume the actions on Nov. 1, nonetheless.
If you’re a typical tourist heading into Las Vegas, you’re probably prepared for some financial losses, maybe some weight gain from all the fabulous eateries, potentially a taxi motorist who might drive you (illegally) out of your way. But what you are actually probably not prepared for is being yelled at and called derogatory names simply for entering a very upscale casino, like, say, The Cosmopolitan next to Aria on the Las Vegas Strip.
But that is the tactic that Culinary Union Local 226 has been using and many say, abusing for awhile now as they continue to negotiate with Cosmopolitan’s management, Deutsche Bank, in what has now dragged on into a two-year ongoing mess until a deal is finalized between the two parties. Read more “Neighborhood Culinary Union Berating Cosmopolitan Tourists in Vegas”