Hotel, airport say strike at major Las Vegas cab company not an issue so far for tourists

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on March 4, 2013 at 6:36 AM

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Officials at Las Vegas' airport and a major hotel chain say a strike at the city's second-largest taxicab company has not been an issue for visitors to the major tourist destination. 

McCarran International Airport spokesman Chris Jones said Sunday that the strike by Yellow-Checker-Star Transportation drivers had no impact on the movement of visitors through one of the nation's busiest airports. 

Jones says the airport has not seen an increase in lines for taxis. 

MGM Resorts International spokeswoman Yvette Monet says the strike also made no apparent impact at the chain's 10 major Strip resorts. 

The strike comes during one of the city's busiest times, with fans taking in four major college basketball tournaments and bettors flocking to sports books during March Madness.  

More than 1,000 drivers walked off the job early Sunday to protest pay and working conditions. Last month, Yellow-Checker-Star unilaterally implemented a contract rejected by 70 percent of the members of Industrial Technical Professional Employees Union Local 4873.  

About 1,400 of the company's 1,700 drivers are members of that union.
 

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