Friday, September 26, 2014


The Teamsters and Unite Here appear to have successfully organized hotel and food service workers at Harrah's.

Have been negotiating for 6 months now.  Who knew?

New Orleans' paltry union presence makes it an outlier in the American tourism economy, (Unite Here's Scott) Cooper said.

In Las Vegas, for example, 90 percent of the major hotels use organized labor, he said. In New York, union density runs about 70-80 percent in he hospitality industry.

Whether Harrah's is the first of many or a one-off will be up to the workers of the city, Cooper said.

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