Culinary files lawsuit over two proposed ballot measures

The next phase in the struggle between Las Vegas city leaders and the Culinary union will take place Tuesday in a local courtroom.

Today, the Culinary union filed a lawsuit in District Court asking a judge to order the city to place two measures on the June 2 municipal ballot.

Culinary filing in District Court

The union first took their request to the Nevada Supreme Court, which told the union it needed to take its case to the lower court first.

The measures challenge Las Vegas’ redevelopment efforts for blighted areas downtown, which the union described as mismanaged and lacking oversight. Among those projects is construction of a new city hall.

Mayor Oscar Goodman contends the union is trying to strong-arm the city into helping the union win labor agreements with casino developers looking to open downtown, and says his foes are shortsightedly endangering new jobs.

 

Contact reporter Alan Choate at achoate@reviewjournal.com or 702-229-6435.

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