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NEWS 3: Arrests made after Culinary Union disrupts Las Vegas Strip traffic in powerful stand against 'Big Three' casinos

Since Sept. 15, 40,000 union workers have been working under an expired contract. The union voted 95% in favor of a strike authorization on Sept. 26, which means a citywide strike can be called at any moment.

"We have a history and tradition here in Las Vegas of civil disobedience," said Ted Pappageorge, secretary-treasurer and chief negotiator for the union during a Monday press call. "That means when you believe that there's something unjust going on, that you will send a message and take an arrest in a peaceful, nonviolent action. To send a message that we're disciplined, we're organized, and we're strong, and we're ready to fight."

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