LAS VEGAS, NE (FOX NEWS) – The latest in a series of protests by the Culinary Union leads to more than a hundred arrests. The protesters are trying to come to a contract agreement with the cosmopolitan and its owner Deutsche Bank. Union members say they’ve had enough.
Lining the sidewalk in front of the Cosmopolitan – members of the Culinary Union made yet another public demand for a contract at the resort. Workers at the Cosmopolitan have been without a contract for two years. Many of the protesters on the picket line work at other resorts. Monie Cariaga Stewart works at Paris.
“I know what it’s like to walk on eggshells. I know what it’s like to not know if you’re going to have your job the next day.” said Monie Cariaga Stewart.
at exactly 5:30 a group of protesters stood out from the rest – walking into the southbound lanes of Las Vegas Boulevard, Stopping traffic. The sit-in was the first act of civil disobedience by the culinary union in 22 years. After 10 minutes and several warnings, metro police moved in and arrested 104 people, taking them to a waiting bus.
When reached for comment the Cosmopolitan released a statement which read: “As we’ve said before, The Cosmopolitan Management is in ongoing negotiations with the Union to find a fair agreement…. We are hopeful that progress can continue in a positive direction.”
Matt Delucia – FOX News