Throngs of workers blocked traffic on the Las Vegas Strip Wednesday in a demonstration against the Cosmopolitan casino that ended with the arrest of nearly 100 protesters. Earlier this year, the 54,000-member union held two one-day pickets outside the casino, which sits on a bustling corner in the heart of the tourist corridor.
Police arrested 98 protesters, according to Metro Police Capt. Todd Fasulo.
“Cosmopolitan, look around, Las Vegas is a union town!” protesters yelled, the Las Vegas Sun reported Thursday.
The union contract at Cosmopolitan expired two years ago. The points of contention involved wages, healthcare benefits and job security, the newspaper said.