Las Vegas Workers Authorize Strike; MGM Mirage Settles

Some 10,000 culinary workers and bartenders in Las Vegas voted last week to authorize a strike, if necessary, in their effort to resolve their contract dispute with 14 Las Vegas casino resorts.

The strike authorization vote--approved by 99 percent of members of the Culinary Workers Union Local 226 and the Bartenders Union Local 165--gives the union the authority to strike, but does not mean a strike is imminent, explains Maya Sherr Holmes, research director at Local 226, which is part

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