ZZZ - GMG - VEGAS INC 2011-2014

May 6, 2013

VEGAS INC Magazine - Latest Las Vegas business news, features and commentaries about gaming, tourism, real estate and more

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M AY 6 , 2 0 1 3 / Y O U R B U S I N E S S - T O - B U S I N E S S W E E K LY SPECIAL FOCUS EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES This month, VEGAS INC highlights Southern Nevada workplaces and workers. THE MAN IN CHARGE OF NEVADA'S ONLINE GAMING LAWS STEPHEN R. SYLVANIE / SPECIAL TO VEGAS INC SIT-IN: A member of the Culinary Union receives support from fellow protesters while police cuff him with a zip tie March 20 in front of the Cosmopolitan. UNION TIES The fates of Culinary and the Las Vegas Strip are inextricably linked By Ed Komenda staff writer I By Richard N. Velotta senior staff writer It's easy to see why Las Vegas lawyer John Moran Jr. refers to his office as "the war room." Not only are there neatly stacked piles of documents on his desk — some involving his law clients, some for his work with the Nevada Gaming Commission — there are real shotguns and rifles from past hunts mounted on the walls. But the room is more than space for work or play. It's an informal shrine to Las Vegas' history. There are pictures of Moran's family — he has three sons, a daughter and six grandchildren, with a seventh on the way — and a campaign bumper sticker from when his father ran for sheriff. He also has a display of all of his father's badges. John Moran Sr. was a three-term sheriff in Clark County who helped develop today's Metro Police. Then there are the paintings. SEE MORAN, PAGE 17 t's a recent afternoon in front of the Cosmopolitan and more than 2,000 picketers from the Culinary Union are yelling. ¶ "Cosmopolitan, look around," they shout. "Las Vegas is a union town!" ¶ The chants echo past the heads of 100 union mem- bers sitting in the middle of Las Vegas Boulevard, waiting for police to throw them in jail. They're protesting in solidarity for 2,000 employ- COURTESY OF THE CULINARY UNION ON STRIKE: Culinary Union workers protest outside the Desert Inn on March 15, 1976. 20130506_VI01_F.indd 1 ees inside the resort who have been working without a contract for almost two years. SEE UNION, PAGE 14 INSIDE TODAY TAKING THE LONG WAY | P. 6 The valley's long-hauling problem could be solved with flat taxicab rates GIVING AWAY THE STORE? | P. 7 A plan to give tax breaks to small businesses faces strong opposition THE LIST | P. 22 Hotels, by number of rooms 5/2/13 2:45:47 PM

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