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NEWS
November 7, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
The end of Las Vegas' most bitter labor dispute in years appears near at Binion's Horseshoe in downtown Las Vegas, where 600 workers have been on the picket lines for more than nine months. Employees will vote on a new three-year contract offer today. It was approved Monday night by the 30-member negotiating committee representing Culinary Local 226 and Bartenders Local 165. The new proposal was presented to the union Sunday night after negotiations between top union and management officials.
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SPORTS
October 18, 1990 | JOHN CHERWA
The union that represents all pari-mutuel clerks in California and the organization that represents all of the race tracks have agreed in principle to sign a labor contract that has been unsigned for two years. Both Joe Stellino, president of Service Employees International Union Local 280, and Richard Hughes, director of industrial relations for the Federation of California Racing Assns., said the contract will be signed in the next few weeks.
BUSINESS
September 27, 1990 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's the sort of gaffe for which demanding hotel queen and tax cheat Leona Helmsley might have canned the doorman: A smartly uniformed Darryl Hartley-Leonard crisply closed the taxi door and watched the vehicle speed away before he realized he'd put the wrong luggage inside. Despite that incident at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, Hartley-Leonard's job at Hyatt Hotels Corp. was secure. He is, after all, president of the company. That was last year, when corporate employees of Hyatt Corp.
NEWS
May 8, 1990 | DAVE LESHER, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
State Democratic candidates who already feel they are on enemy territory in Republican-rich Orange County will now face angry picket lines unless they restrict their local public appearances to a handful of union-approved hotels, labor officials said Monday.
NEWS
March 5, 1990 | SUSAN ESSOYAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A strike at 11 major Hawaii hotels is expected to drag on for at least a week, and replacement workers are being flown to the islands to make beds and meals for thousands of tourists. "We're prepared to operate for weeks if need be," said William Crawford, executive director of the Council of Hawaii Hotels. Contract talks between the council and the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union broke off Saturday.
NEWS
March 4, 1990 | Associated Press
Thousands of workers at some of Hawaii's biggest hotels walked off the job Saturday, leaving some guests without fresh sheets and towels and otherwise disrupting the state's $6-billion-a-year tourist industry. Many hotels were forced to cut back on meal and room services as managers scrambled to take the places of strikers.
NEWS
January 30, 1990 | Associated Press
Striking hotel workers briefly closed the main street downtown Monday night in a noisy sit-in that ended with the arrests of 74 demonstrators, police said. The strikers linked arms and sat in a circle in the middle of "Glitter Gulch" on Fremont Street near Binion's Horseshoe Club, where Culinary Union workers have struck in a contract dispute. About 30 police officers arrested the strikers after they refused to disband. There was no violence.
NEWS
January 28, 1990 | From Associated Press
Hotel workers struck Binion's Horseshoe Club on Saturday, with hundreds of angry pickets chanting slogans and taunting tourists who entered the hotel and casino. "Come on out, losers," one picket yelled at tourists entering the casino. "Shame on you, you slimy scabs. We don't need you here." About 300 pickets fanned out at entrances to the hotel-casino, which covers a square block in the heart of the city's downtown Glitter Gulch.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 1989 | BOB BAKER, TIMES LABOR WRITER
A prolonged power struggle between a large hotel chain and a labor union that represents thousands of low-wage immigrant workers escalated Tuesday with the arrest of 11 union members who refused police orders to end a noisy demonstration in the lobby of the Hyatt Wilshire.
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