Gender, Labor

Nathan Newman starts another series (this one on Unions) by explaining why older cocktail waitresses in Las Vegas are pro-Union:

If you pay attention, especially in the longer-established casinos like Caesar’s Palace, you’ll notice that the waitresses at the fanciest tables are pretty but rarely that young. You’ll find the young things dishing drinks to the regulars pulling the slots. To handle drinks at the expensive tables, where the tips flow large, you had to have been at the casino for many years.

And that had been a battle to achieve.