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The Future of Collective Bargaining
The Future of Collective Bargaining

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AIR DATE: February 24, 2012

Las Vegas is a city filled with casinos, hotels, and unions.  So how can unions and employers work well together to achieve what's best for employees?  How can employees protect their rights in the workplace?  UNLV's Boyd School of Law holds its "Democracy and the Workplace" conference from Feb. 23-25.  We talk with the conference's co-organizer, as well as the local union and an employers' attorney about the future of collective bargaining.
 
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Ruben Garcia, Prof of Law, UNLV, and conference co-organizer
D. Taylor, Sec-Treas, Culinary Union 226
Gregg Kamer, labor attorney, Kamer Zucker Abbott
 

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Today is my last day in the union-represented position that I have held for over 5 years. On Monday, I start a position with a company whose employees are without union representation. My current union has been phenomenal. They've kept our wages fair, but stayed flexible enough during these tough times that my agency has been able to make necessary adjustments. My future employer is fair enough on their own that their employees do not need collective bargaining. Both systems can work, depending on how well employers treat their workers. From what I can see, Station Casinos' employees need collective bargaining because their employer is unfair to them.
BenFeb 23, 2012 09:39:09 AM
Shame on both sides.The Fertittas for their no-compromise, winner takes all attitude. And this culinary local for the extremely left wing organizers.
ann Feb 23, 2012 09:38:30 AM
For those of you ignorant of history: Our founding fathers did not at all like democracy. I agree with them. It is two wolves and a sheep deciding on what to have for dinner. Here is the solution: When a person goes to work for a company having more than X number of employees then they will get 10%+/- of their wages in stock. Stock can not be sold until person leaves company, or after 10? years. While employed they can not sell more than 1/2 their shares in a year.
Douglas NusbaumFeb 23, 2012 09:14:36 AM
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