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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.
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.
March 23, 1989
Tourists flocked to Yosemite National Park after park concession workers overwhelmingly approved a new labor contract. The ratification vote eliminated the threat of a strike by hundreds of hotel, recreational, custodial and retail workers in the park during the usually busy Easter Week. Union members voted 301 to 14 to accept the new, three-year contract with Yosemite Park and Curry Co. The pact includes a 10.
March 21, 1989
A tentative contract settlement was reached between the Yosemite Park and Curry Co. and the national park's unionized restaurant and hotel workers, who had threatened to go on strike today. Union members instead planned to meet today to vote on the proposed three-year contract. John Poimiroo, a spokesman for the Curry Co.
July 27, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
About 1,700 dietary workers, housekeepers, laundry workers, licensed vocational nurses and technicians struck seven Bay Area hospitals Tuesday. Officials said that patients would not be affected by the walkout, although union spokesmen disputed that. Meanwhile, negotiations between six of the hospitals and a union representing 2,000 registered nurses continued. The registered nurses have set a strike deadline for next Tuesday. Picket lines went up at 6 a.m.
July 11, 1987 | MARK A. STEIN, Times Staff Writer
In a vote of confidence for hardball labor negotiating, the Alameda County Central Labor Council agreed Friday to support a strike threat by union workers at the Oakland Coliseum, the site of Tuesday night's All-Star Game.
April 8, 1987 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, Times Labor Writer
After years of internal racial strife and amid charges of election fraud, Southern California's largest hotel workers union local has been taken over by its parent international union. The Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees International Union installed Herman (Blackie) Leavitt, former regional director of the union in Los Angeles, as trustee of Local 11, which has about 13,500 active members.
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