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The Best Union In The Country?

The Best Union In The Country?

By Nicholas Riccardi The future of the American labor movement may lie just off the Las Vegas Strip, inside a squat building huddled in the shadow of the Stratosphere casino. That's the home of the Culinary Workers Local 226, a fast-growing union of hotel and casino employees that has thrived despite being... Read More »

Hotel Worker Allegedly Fired For Saying 'Bye-Bye,' Sues For Pregnancy Discrimination

Hotel Worker Allegedly Fired For Saying 'Bye-Bye,' Sues For Pregnancy Discrimination

Melodee Megia was fired from her job at a luxury Las Vegas resort casino in September 2011, allegedly for saying "bye-bye" on the phone instead of "goodbye." But after enduring months of jokes and insults about her pregnancy, the eight-months-along Megia had her suspicions. The new mother has now filed a... Read More »

7 Instant Millionaires Of The Startup Gold Rush

7 Instant Millionaires Of The Startup Gold Rush

Many, many people are about to get very, very rich later this month, when Facebook finally goes public. The IPO will create 1000 new millionaires, and make one graffiti artist, who presciently took shares instead of cash payment for his work at Facebook's Palo Alto's offices, as wealthy as Mitt Romney. It's a... Read More »

Fired GSA Exec Says He Meant To Pay For Las Vegas Bash

Fired GSA Exec Says He Meant To Pay For Las Vegas Bash

By Larry Margasak WASHINGTON -- A fired General Services Administration official says he didn't know taxpayers would be billed $1,960 for a party in his luxury suite at a Las Vegas resort. Robert Peck said Tuesday he had paid for some food out of his own pocket and was surprised when additional food... Read More »

10 Worst Cities To Find A Job

10 Worst Cities To Find A Job

Here is a rough sketch of the worst cities in which to launch a job hunt right now. Read More »

Obama Heads West To Talk Jobs

Obama Heads West To Talk Jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is heading west Monday morning to pitch his American Jobs Act in Las Vegas and speak at campaign events there and in California. Read More »

Las Vegas Priest Confesses To Stealing Church Funds For Gambling Addiction

Las Vegas Priest Confesses To Stealing Church Funds For Gambling Addiction

Even men of the cloth aren't above Sin City. The monsignor of the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Church, located in Summerlin, Nevada, in the greater Las Vegas area, has pleaded guilty to three counts of federal mail fraud. Kevin McAuliffe was acknowledging siphoning $650,000 from his Church to feed... Read More »

Unemployment Rates Fell In Majority Of US Cities

Unemployment Rates Fell In Majority Of US Cities

By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER WASHINGTON (AP) -- Unemployment rates fell in roughly two-thirds of U.S. cities last month, despite zero job growth nationwide. The Labor Department said Wednesday that unemployment rates dropped in 237 of the nation's largest metro areas in August from July. They rose in 103 and... Read More »

Can You 'Dig This?' Entrepreneur Runs Life-Sized Sandbox for Adults

Can You 'Dig This?' Entrepreneur Runs Life-Sized Sandbox for Adults

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Las Vegas has seen its share of heavy construction equipment as it bulldozed its way through one giant casino project after another. But with the recession having gutted the construction industry, excavators and bulldozers near the Strip are being put to use as toys for thrill-seeking... Read More »

Elvis Presley: The Greatest Job Creator Not Alive

Elvis Presley: The Greatest Job Creator Not Alive

Thirty-four years after Elvis' death, the hip-swiveling serenader proves he's still got sway. This anniversary may not be a notable number, but 20,000 fans still joined in a candlelight vigil at his Graceland estate. In the Forbes Top-Earning Dead Celebrity list last year, the King of Rock n' Roll was beaten... Read More »

Revenue Up, Jobs Down at US Casinos in 2010

Revenue Up, Jobs Down at US Casinos in 2010

By WAYNE PARRY After two bad years in which gamblers either stayed home or held onto their wallets more tightly, the nation's casinos began to slowly rebound last year, with revenue increasing slightly even as the number of jobs declined. Read More »

Confessions of a Las Vegas Blackjack Dealer

Confessions of a Las Vegas Blackjack Dealer

I am Antoniya Hamberg and I have been a Las Vegas blackjack dealer for over two years, working at Binion's Hotel and Gambling Hall (which used to be known as the Horseshoe), as well as at a couple of other properties. I'm what they call a party pit dealer; I deal blackjack while wearing lingerie. It is my... Read More »

'Undercover Boss' Bets on Head of MGM Grand Las Vegas [Video]

'Undercover Boss' Bets on Head of MGM Grand Las Vegas [Video]

Las Vegas gamblers are a tough crowd. Not only do they get visibly irritated when the dealer is green and inexperienced, but they become downright verbally abusive when a wig is so bad it distracts them. These were but a few of the challenges faced by Scott Sibella, president and COO of the MGM Grand in Las... Read More »

Confessions of a Las Vegas Cage Cashier

Confessions of a Las Vegas Cage Cashier

Like everything else in Vegas, a casino cage operates 24 hours every day. The cashiers are responsible for buying back chips, redeeming markers, cashing checks, providing cash advances on credit cards, keeping the gaming tables stocked, adhering to all state gaming regulations and balancing it all at the end... Read More »

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