Donald Trump Met by Protesting Employees Outside Las Vegas Hotel
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Donald Trump was met by a group of frustrated employees outside of his Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas Tuesday, MotherJones.com reported.
The Republican presidential candidate was in Las Vegas to visit caucus sites amid Tuesday's Nevada GOP caucuses, which Trump won easily.
The Trump International workers gathered to protest management's refusal to allow unionization. This past December, a majority of the eligible 500-person workforce voted to unionize with the local Culinary Workers Union and Bartenders Union. And despite certification from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), management appealed, citing an unfair election.
However last week the request was shot down by the NLRB, with hearing officer Lisa Dunn recommending the "employer's objections be overruled in their entirety" in her written report issued Feb. 18.
With the hotel's operators still refusing to negotiate, though, several workers have showed up wearing union badges in protest. And this was the scene outside of Trump Hotel Las Vegas Tuesday night where protesters wore Culinary Union shirts and chanted phrases like "no contract, no peace."
MotherJones.com reported Trump gave a thumbs up to the group of protesters as he drove by in an SUV.
The workers protesting management's decision insist they aren't seeking unprecedented concessions, with union leaders essentially requesting the same deal the Trump Organization agreed to with workers at the Trump International Hotel & Tower in Toronto.
"If Donald Trump wants to 'Make America Great Again,' he should start right here in Las Vegas by negotiating with us the same deal his company made with his Canadian workers," Culinary secretary-treasurer Geoconda Arguello-Kline said in a statement.
The hotel's management now has a little less than two weeks to challenge Dunn's recommendation.
While it doesn't appear the ongoing battle has impacted Trump's presidential campaign given his recent runaway victory in Nevada, it's unclear how consumers will respond.
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