Frontier Strike 30th: Panel

Culinary Union to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Frontier Strike -- Las Vegas, NV - Culinary Union to host a celebration for the 30th anniversary of the Frontier Strike. Participants will watch a film “One Day Longer: The Story of the Frontier Strike” and listen to a panel of strikers and organizers who, 30 years ago, walked the 24/7 picket line and supported the historic and successful 6 year, 4 months, and 10 days Frontier Strike. WHY: The longest and most successful strike in the history of the United States, The Frontier Strike, began on September 21, 1991. Over 550 workers maintained a 24/7 picket line in this historic 24-hours-a-day, 7-days a week strike. Not one striker ever crossed the line. The Frontier Strike ended 6 years, 4 months, and 10 days later, on February 1, 1998, when Phil Ruffin bought the resort from owner Margaret Elardi. At the end of The Frontier Strike, all the strikers were able to return back to work. The Culinary Union negotiated that original workers be brought back to their jobs and workers were provided back pay and benefits. During the course of the strike, 17 strikers passed away and 107 children were born.

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