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Updated 11-19-2014

BARBANO ON STATEWIDE NEVADA NEWSMAKERS TV
KRNV TV-4 Reno / KENV TV-10 Elko / 11:30 a.m. PST Tuesday, 11-18-2014
Re-run times and dates + view online
Host: Sam Shad
Guest: Ray Hagar, Reno Gazette-Journal

Pundits: Michael Hackett, Alrus Consulting;
Jesse Gutierrez, Former Executive Director, Nevada Hispanic Services and charter school operator

Andrew Barbano, Editor, NevadaLabor.com

Related item: Follytix '15: From Topless Campaign to Breaking Bad
On the documented racism and bigotry of incoming Nevada State Assembly Speaker Ira Hansen
Barbwire by Barbano / Sparks Tribune
/ 11-18-2014

SMOKING GUNS: The Ira Hansen Files

Voting, gloating, loathing and scapegoating
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 11-11-2014 Daily Sparks Tribune

Reno PD identifies taxi driver killed in second weekend robbery incident
How many more need to die before in-cab cameras are mandated?
KRNV TV-4 / 11-10-2014

Coroner identifies road construction flagger killed by 21 year-old drunk driver on Nov. 7
Marilyn Rouse was 49
Las Vegas Review-Journal / 11-8-2014

Happy 150th Birthday, Ms. Nevada
Nevada Day Required Reading
The Lady in the Red Dress
The Barbwire's classic Nevada Day column written in 1983
The compleat history of the Silver State in 500 words
SO WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
Sparks Tribune 10-31-2013 and previously

Barbwire: Nevada not really a state
No, we were not Battle Born in Kenya
Top 10 reasons Nevada lives in the 19th Century

Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 10-17-2013 Sparks Tribune


2014 MAKES A SIX-PACK—>BARBWIRE SCORES
SIXTH NEVADA PRESS ASSOCIATION AWARD
If you voted early, this will make you regret it
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 11-4-2014 Daily Sparks Tribune

Virginia City's next scary sexy Hollywood movie
Virginia City 911: Sexy Sheriffing in Old ConforteLand
Barbwire by Barbano / Special Nevada Day Edition 10-31-2014, Updated 11-1 and 11-3-2014

Follytix '14: Year of the Topless Campaign
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 10-28-2014 Sparks Tribune

Words from God on Nevada ballots and Ebola
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 10-21-2014 Sparks Tribune

Hazardous Duty? Four Nevada State Assemblymembers die in past year

Judge rules Las Vegas Democratic assembly candidate ineligible but sole valid opponent can still lose
By Ben Botkin / Las Vegas Review-Journal 10-16-2014

Former Culinary Union Local 226-Reno business representative Bill Russell dies
Reno Gazette-Journal 10-16-2014

Cheap thrills: Sex banned in Gomorrah South
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 10-14-2014 Sparks Tribune

Former Nevada State Assembly Majority Leader Jack Jeffrey, D-Las Vegas, dies

Education Dysfunction Part L—>
True confessions from the back of the bus
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 10-7-2014 Sparks Tribune

Culinary rally coincides with opening of downtown Summerlin
By Howard Stutz / Las Vegas Review-Journal 10-7-2014

Culinary Union demonstrates against Station Casinos during Summerlin downtown grand opening
Culinary Local 226 / 10-7-2014

LVRJ Poll: Hutchison leads Flores for light-guv
Dead Heats: Teachers' gross profits tax initiative, secretary of state and attorney general races
By Laura Myers / Las Vegas Review-Journal 10-2-2014
The newspaper did not disclose who paid for the poll. Longtime reporter Myers also editorialized that the tax initiative is "headed to defeat." The story headline says "margins tax failing." From her own reportage, the poll in question does not support those assertions, showing a statistical dead heat with 23 percent undecided. This underscores the decades-long taxophobic, anti-union bias of the state's largest newspaper.

Education Dysfunction Part XLIX—>
We don't need no education: Leaks R Us

Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 9-30-2014 Sparks Tribune

LA Times 9-28-14: Nevada overstating economic benefits of Tesla factory

Federal judge refuses to stop Nevada fracking
By Scott Sonner / Associated Press 9-27-2014

–>9/23 Teamsters OK new contract with Reno-Sparks-Washoe transit system

–>9/23 Washoe School Superintendent Pedro Martinez is out
as Barbwire alone predicted last week

Can megaresorts scam Tesla-style freebies?
EXTRA—>READ ALL ABOUT IT: Barbwire scoops Reno Gazette-Journal by 2 years on flammable NVEnergy fire meters
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 9-23-2014 Sparks Tribune

Taxpayers taken for Teslacide demo ride

St. Elon, Lord Pedro and Gov. Veto El Obtúsè
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 9-16-2014 Sparks Tribune
9-23 CRYSTAL BALL UPDATE: The above column accurately predicted Martinez's departure one week in advance

Tinkle-down economics: testing Tesla's testes
Theft of Washoe Med/Renown provides cautionary tale
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 9-9-2014 Sparks Tribune

Door-to-door salesmen and stoner stores
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Sparks Tribune / 9-4-2014

We Don't Need No Education
                              — The Barbwire investigative series

Teamsters reach new tentative agreement with Washoe mass transit contractor

Labor Day 2014: Red, white and screwed
Silver State Lining: Nevada union membership 10th-highest in the nation
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Sparks Tribune / 8-28-2014

UPDATED 22 AUGUST 2014 01:07 a.m. PDT, 08:07 ZULU/GMT/SUT/CUT —> On this date in 1966, the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee, now the United Farm Workers of America (UFW), was formed from a merger of the National Farm Workers Association and the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee and became a powerful tool for the advancement of Latinos under the leadership of César Chávez and Dolores Huerta. (Courtesy Dennis Myers' daily Poor Denny's Almanac © 2014)

Sexy scandals, whitewashes & black towers
Media overlook federal sex/race/ethnicity investigation into Washoe County School District
Meanwhile, big money is spent strictly on abstinence
State panel to review militarization of police departments
In Nevada visit, new Veterans Administration boss proves all jobs require training

Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Sparks Tribune / 8-21-2014

Education Dysfunction Part XLV—>
Bringing serious heat well into the night

Nevadans host moment of silence for Missouri police shooting victim Michael Brown
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Sparks Tribune / 8-14-2014

TEAMSTERS VOTE DOWN CONTRACT WITH RTC WASHOE TRANSIT OPERATOR

Education Dysfunction Part XLIV—>
Pots and Kettles: Can't we all get along?

BREAKING NEWS: WCSD Vice-President Dave Aiazzi has announced that he has been diagnosed with leukemia and will be resigning by the end of September. Remember him with healing thoughts and prayers.
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Sparks Tribune / 8-7-2014

How to assassinate Medicare and Medicaid
Health Savings Accounts: The insurance industry's Trojan Horse

Andrew Barbano / Reno Gazette-Journal / 7-19-2014

Las Vegas cancer center drops Obamacare patients
Culinary Union is part of cancelled co-op
Las Vegas Review-Journal / 7-17-2014

Waste Mismanagement
Unappealing:
Local governments turn monopolies loose on public without grievance process

By Dennis Myers / Reno News & Review 7-17-2014

Migrant laborers: Your folks and refugee kids
What do broke Baby Boomers and Central American refugee children have in common?
The future of the U.S. workforce.

Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 7-17-2014 Sparks Tribune

A cold shower for the NY Times Tesla gusher
40 years in the wilderness: Study says Silver State on downhill slide since 1970
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 7-10-2014 Sparks Tribune

Ask Hobby Lobby to take in refugee kids
So five uptight old Catholic guys in grim reaper robes don't like contraception.
Wonder if they thought that way back in college?

Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from
the 7-3-2014 Sparks Tribune

Building Trades Council responds to GOP misrepresentation
Sen. Dean Heller attempts to stage an illegal political rally at federally-subsidized housing complex

Teamsters contract with Washoe transit system expires June 30, extension possible
JUNE 30 UPDATE: Current contract extended through July 31, 2014.
6-29-2014 Update: Strike authorization passed overwhelmingly.

The Status Quo Ante versus the Status Quo Uncle
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from
the 6-26-2014 Sparks Tribune

Barbano on statewide Nevada Newsmakers show

Teamsters leader Lou Martino's memorial service Tuesday, 24 June 2014


"If voting mattered, they wouldn't let us do it." — Travus T. Hipp, 1982

Tesla plants PR slants to get into the public's pants
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 6-19-2014 Sparks Tribune

Nevada follytix '14 still played under 1952 TV rules
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 6-12-2014 Sparks Tribune

Politics is the art of preventing people from taking part in affairs which properly concern them.
Paul Valery, French critic & poet (1871-1945)

Thank you for NOT voting

Nevada's righteous ayatollahs arise once again
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 6-5-2014 Sparks Tribune

Workers Resist Scofflaw Employers in Wage Theft Capital of the US
Billions stolen from U.S. workers every year
Jordan Melograna / Truthout.org 7-2-2014

Reno Grand Sierra Resort sued for 4,700 employees' back pay

When your enemy is destroying himself, never interfere
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 5-29-2014 Sparks Tribune

Keep chipping. Pretty soon, you've got a sculpture —> and lots of arrowheads!
LV unions get deals with all 9 holdout hotels
Golden Gate caves. No strike.
GG was most recent Gomorrah South property struck (2002)

MESSAGE FROM THE MAHATMA
about America's latest carnage

Souls to the polls— early voting

Barbara Bennett, Erik Holland and Václav Havel
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 5-22-2014 Sparks Tribune

Stabbing rock-sucking kangaroos on the Ides of May
Reno Gazette-Journal blatantly manipulates mayoral contest
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 5-15-2014 Sparks Tribune

Giant Culinary Union will strike downtown Las Vegas hotel-casinos on June 1

Travus T. Hipp
Feb. 20, 1937
— May 18, 2012

NEW: The Bullfrog Times-Picayune and
Sticky Stones: Last blast from the past

NEWLY UPLOADED: Love ain't free
Evelyn Kerr's remembrances of the life and times of Travus T. Hipp from the pages of TimeMazine

CD available

Lawsuit alleges state conspired with employers to subvert intent of minimum wage constitutional amendment
Ralston Reports / 5-12-2014

Negative Optimism:
Making the best of being worst

Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 5-8-2014 Sparks Tribune

Nevada State AFL-CIO conventioners join anti-education tax initiative business coalition
Steve Sebelius / Las Vegas Review-Journal 5-2-2014

Mayday!
Taxes smolder while citizens do slow burn

May Day in Reno, D-Day for teachers' union tax petition
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 5-1-2014 Sparks Tribune

Revolution, evolution, devolution & truth dilution
Also: Labor leader Joe Assalone dies
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from
the 4-24-2014 Sparks Tribune

Making the best of an inbred situation
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 4-17-2014 Sparks Tribune

College athletes need unions, pay
By Prof. Jake Highton / Expanded from the 4-17-2014 Sparks Tribune

Marching for equal rights and equal pay on tax day

The Obamacare Bitcoin online vote exchange
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 4-10-2014 Sparks Tribune

Strike Chess: LV Culinary and Bartenders unions plan picketing
Las Vegas Review-Journal / 4-8-2014

On April 4, 1968, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 39, was shot to death in Memphis, Tenn.

In search of the modern day Barbara Bennett
Barbwire by Barbano / Substantially expanded from the 4-3-2014 Sparks Tribune


César Chávez Celebration XII
Monday 31 March 2014
Doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 7:00 p.m.

Celebración de César Chávez XII
Lunes 31 de Marzo 2014

Las puertas se abren a las 5:30 p.m., la cena a las 7:00 p.m.

Circus Circus—Reno

Order 3-31-14 César Chávez Celebration tickets, tables & sponsorships

Banqueters cry: Hail, César
By Prof. Jake Highton / Expanded from the 4-10-2014 Sparks Tribune

Tony Mayorga:
César Chávez's impact on Nevada increases
1960s
Nor. Nevada Chávez work disclosed
Reno Gazette-Journal Guest Editorial / Sunday 3-30-2014

Bob McGowan, Miss America and César Chávez
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 3-27-2014 Sparks Tribune

When César Chávez came to Reno

Obama pays tribute to late Reno labor leader

THE WAY WE WERE — The above is a recently discovered photo from July 15, 1986. Left to right are Kathy Brown, Culinary Union Local 86 office manager; Miguel Contreras, Local 86 Secretary-Treasurer; Local 86 President Bill Uehlein; a lady named Natalie (anyone who knows her last name, please write), and César Chávez. This item was first published in Ahora, northern Nevada's Spanish-English weekly, on March 26, 2008. (On 3-19-2009, President Obama paid tribute to Brother Contreras as he spoke in the L.A. building named after the late labor leader. See the 1986 Chávez Reno archive, below.)

(Photo courtesy of Dan Rusnak, retired business manager of Laborers' Union Local 169.)

More stories and photos from César Chávez's 1986 Reno visit

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César Chávez's fight continues
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 4-4-2013 Daily Sparks Tribune

Join the campaign for a César Chávez national holiday
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Hiding in Plain Sight —>
The Barbwire Education Scandals go mainstream two years later

By Dennis Myers / Reno News & Review 3-27-2014

2014 Nevada Press Association Award Winner
We Don't Need No Education XXXVIII—>
The politics of media ga-ga boosterism

Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 3-20-2014 Sparks Tribune

We Don't Need No Education XXXVII
Follytix '14: If you don't laugh, you'll cry

BREAKING NEWS: State illegally uses tax money vs. teacher tax vote
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from
the 3-13-2014 Sparks Tribune

RENO, NEV. (3-7-2014) — PAUL MCKENZIE, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Building & Construction Trades Council of Northern Nevada/AFL-CIO, filed to run for the Reno City Council 4th Ward seat currently held by term-limited Councilman Dwight Dortch.

Campaign 2014: An expensive comedy act
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 3-6-2014 Sparks Tribune

Barbano on the Barbwire plots new TV season
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WE LOVE LUCY! As political junkies and others of questionable character (which describes most of my fans) learned before the rest of the great unwashed in the Barbwire of Feb. 20, Assemblymember Lucy Flores, D-Las Vegas, will declare her candidacy for Nevada lieutenant governor at 2:00 p.m. PST Saturday, March 1, at the College of Southern Nevada Cheyenne Campus. Does the date imply Lucy is coming in like a lion? Well, she is woman, hear her roar. She will address Washoe Democrats on Tuesday evening, March 4, at DemoHQ, 1465 Terminal Way in Reno. Be well. Raise hell. Esté bien. Haga infierno.

We Don't Need No Education XXXVI —>
Education: The cure spawns an even worse disease
ALSO: Nevada Assemblymember Lucy Flores, D-Las Vegas, will declare for lieutenant governor in early March
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from
the 2-20-2014 Sparks Tribune

Barbano on statewide Nevada Newsmakers TV-radio-web program

Fold your favorite charity, then go thank yourself
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 2-13-2014 Sparks Tribune

NEW—>College values twisted: Unionize college athletes
Prof. Jake Highton
/ Expanded from the 2-6-2014 Sparks Tribune

AAAARRRRRRGH! UNITE HERE chief D. Taylor meets with Mitch McConnell
Union leaders again blast Obamacare as putting union health plans at an expensive disadvantage
Las Vegas Review-Journal / 2-4-2014

Clark County Commission turns down hospital union contract 4-3
Las Vegas Review-Journal / 2-4-2014

We don't care. We don't have to: Jerrit Canyon Nevada gold mine cited for 61 safety violations
AP / Las Vegas Sun 1-31-2014

We Don't Need No Education: Time to give up?
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 1-30-2014 Sparks Tribune

Barbano and Nevada State AFL-CIO Executive Secretary-Treasurer Danny Thompson on statewide Nevada Newsmakers TV-radio-web program
Click above for lineup, re-run times and dates

Justice: Just another word for nothing left to lose
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 1-23-2014 Sparks Tribune

Where’s the modern-day Joe Neal for governor, Democrats?
Steve Sebelius / Las Vegas Review-Journal 1-17-2014

All the news you wish you didn't need to know
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 1-16-2014 Sparks Tribune

Barbano on statewide Nevada Newsmakers TV-radio-web program

2:00 p.m. Jan. 18 memorial set for former Nevada Assemblymember and hospital trustee Vivian Freeman

Former Nevada Assemblyman Bernie Anderson dies
UPDATE: Funeral 10:00 a.m. PST Saturday 1-18-2014 @ Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Sparks for longtime educator and Judiciary Committee Chairman
San Francisco Chronicle / Associated Press 1-10-2014

Can Amazon drones deliver healthy cigarettes?
Lotsa laughs, César Chávez Celebration XII, Jello Biafra, 3 obits, the campaign to elect Don Dondero to the Nevada Press Assn. Hall of Fame + Barbwire.TV. What's not to like?
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from
the 1-9-2014 Sparks Tribune

Solar-powered insurance drones from hell
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 1-2-2014 Sparks Tribune

HAPPY NEW YEAR/Little Christmas/Kwanzaa/Feliz Año Nuevo

Happy High Holly Days!
MerryChristmas/Kwanzaa/Solstice/Festivus/Chanukah/Thanksgibleting

Travus T. Hipp
Feb. 20, 1937
— May 18, 2012

NEW: The Bullfrog Times-Picayune and
Sticky Stones: Last blast from the past

NEWLY UPLOADED: Love ain't free
Evelyn Kerr's remembrances of the life and times of Travus T. Hipp from the pages of TimeMazine

CD available

Happy New Year / Feliz Año Nuevo
May you and yours enjoy a peaceful and prosperous time

Bestest of the grotesquest for 2013
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 12-27-2012 Daily Sparks Tribune

Betty J. Barbano
2-7-1941 / 12-27-2005

NEW—>In such dire straits that it now merits its own sordid section
We Don't Need No Education: The Neverending Series


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The 2009 first-place Nevada Press Association award winners
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Barbwire / 11-30-2008
Deregulation is never having to say you're sorry
Barbwire / 8-3-2008
Nevada: A good place to visit, but do you want to live here?
Barbwire / 6-15-2008

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Editor's Note: Many of the news links on this site are from Nevada dailies. In late 2006, the Reno Gannett-Journal began nuking much of its archive. If you encounter any broken links, I encourage you to contact them and send me a copy. On the one hand, they want to build their web traffic in order to increase the price of ads. On the other hand, they are killing that very traffic. Far be it from me to reconcile the Dilbert-style motivations of an outfit for which a 38 percent net profit is not enough. If you can explain it, please enlighten me. (Before you e-mail me anything complicated, please read this bulletinAB) UPDATE: In early 2008, the Las Vegas Sun "upgraded " its website, nuking more than a dozen years of links. If you find an orphaned Sun story, search their site for the title.

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AND THEN SOME —>
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Reno PD identifies taxi driver killed in second weekend robbery incident
How many more need to die before in-cab cameras are mandated?
KRNV TV-4 / 11-10-2014

Nevada strip clubs take two high court hits
By Sean Whaley / Las Vegas Review-Journal 11-8-2014

Masked and bulletproofed, Taxicab Authority troopers pull SWAT duty in busting UBER taxi drivers in Las Vegas Strip sting at Caesar's Palace
John L. Smith / Las Vegas Review-Journal 10-29-2014

Uber, taxicab version of Craigslist, may soon drive Las Vegas
By Richard N. Velotta / Las Vegas Review-Journal 10-20-2014

Culinary rally coincides with opening of downtown Summerlin
By Howard Stutz / Las Vegas Review-Journal 10-7-2014

Culinary Union demonstrates vs. Station Casinos at Summerlin downtown grand opening
Culinary Local 226 / 10-7-2014

Waiter sues upscale Las Vegas Strip restaurant over tip-sharing
Apparently, Steve Wynn does not own this restaurant or the peon wouldn't dare
By Carri Geer Thevenot / Las Vegas Review-Journal 9-25-2014

Southern Nevada rally for good jobs at Boulder Station Aug. 29

Labor Day 2014: Red, white and screwed
Silver State Lining: Nevada union membership 10th-highest in the nation
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Sparks Tribune / 8-28-2014

Vegas cancer center drops Obamacare patients
Culinary Union is part of cancelled co-op
Las Vegas Review-Journal / 7-17-2014

Reno Grand Sierra Resort sued for 4,700 employees' back pay

Keep chipping. Pretty soon, you've got a sculpture —> and lots of arrowheads!
LV unions get deals with all 9 holdout hotels
Golden Gate caves. No strike.
GG was most recent Gomorrah South property struck (2002)

5-31—> 8 down, one to go: Golden Gate déjà vu June 1?
GG was most recent Gomorrah South property struck (2002)

5-30: Eve of D-Struction: Deal Cut with The D

5-28 Update: Tentative agreement reached with El Cortez
Jackie Gaughan may now rest in peace

5-27-2014 Update: Tentative agreements with 2 of 9 remaining LV properties

Culinary & Bartenders unions will strike downtown Las Vegas hotel-casinos on June 1

Giant Culinary Union prepares to strike downtown Las Vegas hotel-casinos

Lawsuit alleges state conspired with employers to subvert intent of minimum wage constitutional amendment
Ralston Reports / 5-12-2014

Las Vegas jury awards $1.3 million to comedian George Wallace vs. Bellagio
Las Vegas Review-Journal / 4-8-2014

Strike Chess: LV Culinary and Bartenders unions plan picketing
Las Vegas Review-Journal / 4-8-2014

Culinary Union considers strike against Las Vegas downtown and strip hotels
Las Vegas Sun / 3-18-2014

AAAARRRRRRGH!
UNITE HERE chief D. Taylor meets with Mitch McConnell
Union leaders again blast Obamacare as putting union health plans at an expensive disadvantage
Las Vegas Review-Journal / 2-4-2014

They don't do anything until somebody dies
UNR & downtown Reno theater firetraps show how little was learned from the infamous Las Vegas Hilton & MGM disasters
Remembering Sen. Neal's landmark high-rise fire sprinkler law
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from
the 12-12-2013 Sparks Tribune

Death on the job: Nevada workers remain cheap and disposable

Nevada unemployed unable to file claims; benefits cut
State: Just wait or go lower-tech


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HOT AUGUST STRIKE! SPFPA LOCAL 1010 security guards man picket lines in front of the Reno Grand Sierra nee Reno Hilton during the 1996 strike which resulted in the first security guard union contract at a Nevada resort in more than three decades. Left to right are Jack Stratton, Jay Vanderpool, Al Corral and Chuck Fisher. The outdoor arena where the Beach Boys appeared can be seen in the right background. Although they are members of three unions, the Beach Boys crossed the picket line and performed.The little union that could still roars in Reno and Laughlin.

Chuck Fisher, 1944-2011
Barbwire by Barbano / Daily Sparks Tribune / 12-4-2011

Tura Satana (Jurman), noted 1960's motion picture actress and Nevada security guard union hellraiser, dies in Reno at 72

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Editor's
Note:
Many of the news links on this site are from Nevada dailies. In late 2006, the Reno Gannett-Journal began nuking much of its archive. If you encounter any broken links, I encourage you to contact them and send me a copy. On the one hand, they want to build their web traffic in order to increase the price of ads. On the other hand, they are killing that very traffic. Far be it from me to reconcile the Dilbert-style motivations of an outfit for which a 38 percent net profit is not enough. If you can explain it, please enlighten me. (Before you e-mail me, please read this bulletin AB) UPDATE: In early 2008, the Las Vegas Sun "upgraded " its website, nuking more than a dozen years of links. If you find an orphaned Sun story, search their site for the title.


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Follytix
"If voting mattered, they wouldn't let us do it." — Travus T. Hipp, 1982

"Politics is the art of preventing people from taking part in affairs which properly concern them." — Paul Valery, French critic & poet (1871-1945)

BREAKING NEWS
AND THEN SOME —>

2014 MAKES A SIX-PACK—>BARBWIRE SCORES
SIXTH NEVADA PRESS ASSOCIATION AWARD

Voting, gloating, loathing and scapegoating
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 11-11-2014 Daily Sparks Tribune

If you voted early, this will make you regret it
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 11-4-2014 Daily Sparks Tribune

Virginia City's next scary sexy Hollywood movie
Virginia City 911: Sexy Sheriffing in Old ConforteLand
Barbwire by Barbano / Special Nevada Day Edition 10-31-2014, Updated 11-1 and 11-3-2014

Follytix '14: Year of the Topless Campaign
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 10-28-2014 Sparks Tribune

Words from God on Nevada ballots and Ebola
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 10-21-2014 Sparks Tribune


In Memoriam

Assemblymember Pete Livermore, R-Carson City, dies at 73
4th Nevada State Assembly veteran (Peggy Pierce, Jeffrey, Hogan) to die in the past year
By Sean Whaley / Las Vegas Review-Journal Capital Bureau 10-20-2014

Assemblymember Joe Hogan, D-Las Vegas, a strong voice for justice, dies from aftereffects of stroke at 77
By Laura Myers/ Las Vegas Review-Journal 10-17-2014

Former Nevada State Assembly Majority Leader Jack Jeffrey, D-Las Vegas, dies
NevadaLabor.com / U-News 10-10-2014


Uber, taxicab version of Craigslist, may soon drive Las Vegas
By Richard N. Velotta / Las Vegas Review-Journal 10-20-2014

Judge rules Las Vegas Democratic assembly candidate ineligible but sole valid opponent can still lose
By Ben Botkin / Las Vegas Review-Journal 10-16-2014

Former Culinary Union Local 226-Reno business representative Bill Russell dies
Reno Gazette-Journal 10-16-2014

Taxpayers taken for Teslacide demo ride

Cheap thrills: Sex banned in Gomorrah South
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 10-14-2014 Sparks Tribune

LVRJ Poll: Hutchison leads Flores for light-guv / Dead Heats: Teachers' gross profits tax initiative, secretary of state and attorney general races
By Laura Myers / Las Vegas Review-Journal 10-2-2014
The newspaper did not disclose who paid for the poll. Longtime reporter Myers also editorialized that the tax initiative is "headed to defeat." The story headline says "margins tax failing." From her own reportage, the poll in question does not support those assertions, showing a statistical dead heat with 23 percent undecided. This underscores the decades-long taxophobic, anti-union bias of the state's largest newspaper.

St. Elon, Lord Pedro and Gov. Veto El Obtúsè
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 9-16-2014 Sparks Tribune
9-23 CRYSTAL BALL UPDATE: The above column accurately predicted Martinez's departure a week in advance

Tinkle-down economics: testing Tesla's testes
Theft of Washoe Med/Renown provides cautionary tale
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 9-9-2014 Sparks Tribune

Door-to-door salesmen and stoner stores
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Sparks Tribune / 9-4-2014

We Don't Need No Education
                              — The Barbwire investigative series

Southern Nevada rally for good jobs at Boulder Station Aug. 29

Labor Day 2014: Red, white and screwed
Silver State Lining: Nevada union membership 10th-highest in the nation
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Sparks Tribune / 8-28-2014

Education Dysfunction Part XLIV—>
Pots and Kettles: Can't we all get along?

BREAKING NEWS: WCSD Vice-President Dave Aiazzi has announced that he has been diagnosed with leukemia and will be resigning by the end of September. Remember him with healing thoughts and prayers.
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Sparks Tribune / 8-7-2014

Migrant laborers: Your folks and refugee kids
What do broke Baby Boomers and Central American refugee children have in common? The future of the U.S. workforce.
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 7-17-2014 Sparks Tribune

A cold shower for the NY Times Tesla gusher
40 years in the wilderness: Study says Silver State on downhill slide since 1970
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from
the 7-10-2014 Sparks Tribune

Ask Hobby Lobby to take in refugee kids
So five uptight old Catholic guys in grim reaper robes don't like contraception.
Wonder if they thought that way back in college?

Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from
the 7-3-2014 Sparks Tribune
Building Trades Council responds to GOP misrepresentation
Sen. Dean Heller attempts to stage an illegal political rally at federally-subsidized housing complex

The Status Quo Ante versus the Status Quo Uncle
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from
the 6-26-2014 Sparks Tribune

Barbano on statewide Nevada Newsmakers show

Tesla plants PR slants to get into the public's pants
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 6-19-2014 Sparks Tribune

Nevada follytix '14 still played under 1952 TV rules
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 6-12-2014 Sparks Tribune

Thank you for NOT voting

Nevada's righteous ayatollahs arise once again
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 6-5-2014 Sparks Tribune

When your enemy is destroying himself, never interfere
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 5-29-2014 Sparks Tribune

MESSAGE FROM THE MAHATMA
about America's latest carnage

Souls to the polls— Sunday early voting

Barbara Bennett, Erik Holland and Václav Havel
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 5-22-2014 Sparks Tribune

Stabbing rock-sucking kangaroos on the Ides of May
Reno Gazette-Journal blatantly manipulates mayoral contest
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 5-15-2014 Sparks Tribune

Negative Optimism:
Making the best of being worst

Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 5-8-2014 Sparks Tribune

Mayday!
Taxes smolder while citizens do slow burn

May Day in Reno, D-Day for teachers' union tax petition
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 5-1-2014 Sparks Tribune

Revolution, evolution, devolution & truth dilution
Also: Labor leader Joe Assalone dies
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from
the 4-24-2014 Sparks Tribune

Making the best of an inbred situation
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 4-17-2014 Sparks Tribune

College athletes need unions, pay
By Prof. Jake Highton / Expanded from the 4-17-2014 Sparks Tribune

Banqueters cry: Hail, César
By Prof. Jake Highton / Expanded from the 4-10-2014 Sparks Tribune

Marching for equal rights and equal pay on tax day

The Obamacare Bitcoin online vote exchange
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 4-10-2014 Sparks Tribune

In search of the modern day Barbara Bennett
Barbwire by Barbano / Substantially expanded from the 4-3-2014 Sparks Tribune

Hiding in Plain Sight —>
The Barbwire Education Scandals go mainstream two years later

By Dennis Myers / Reno News & Review 3-27-2014

Bob McGowan, Miss America and César Chávez
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 3-27-2014 Sparks Tribune

We Don't Need No Education XXXVIII
The politics of media ga-ga boosterism

Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 3-20-2014 Sparks Tribune

We Don't Need No Education XXXVII
Follytix '14: If you don't laugh, you'll cry

BREAKING NEWS: State illegally uses tax money vs. teacher tax vote
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from
the 3-13-2014 Sparks Tribune

Campaign 2014: An expensive comedy act
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 3-6-2014 Sparks Tribune

WE LOVE LUCY! As political junkies and others of questionable character (which describes most of my fans) learned before the rest of the great unwashed in the Barbwire of Feb. 20, Assemblymember Lucy Flores, D-Las Vegas, will declare her candidacy for Nevada lieutenant governor at 2:00 p.m. PST Saturday, March 1, at the College of Southern Nevada Cheyenne Campus. Does the date imply Lucy is coming in like a lion? Well, she is woman, hear her roar. She will address Washoe Democrats on Tuesday evening, March 4, at DemoHQ, 1465 Terminal Way in Reno. Be well. Raise hell. Esté bien. Haga infierno.

We Don't Need No Education XXXVI—>
Education: The cure spawns an even worse disease
ALSO: Nevada Assemblymember Lucy Flores, D-Las Vegas, will declare for lieutenant governor in early March
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from
the 2-20-2014 Sparks Tribune

Barbano on statewide Nevada Newsmakers TV-radio-web program

College values twisted: Unionize college athletes
Prof Jake Highton
/ Expanded from the 2-6-2014 Sparks Tribune

Fold your favorite charity, then go thank yourself
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 2-13-2014 Sparks Tribune

Lying means never having to say you're sorry
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 2-6-2014 Sparks Tribune

AAAARRRRRRGH!
UNITE HERE chief D. Taylor meets with Mitch McConnell

Union leaders again blast Obamacare as putting union health plans at an expensive disadvantage
Las Vegas Review-Journal / 2-4-2014

Clark County Commission turns down hospital union contract 4-3
Las Vegas Review-Journal / 2-4-2014

We Don't Need No Education: Time to give up?
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 1-30-2014 Sparks Tribune

Barbano and Nevada State AFL-CIO Executive Secretary-Treasurer Danny Thompson on statewide Nevada Newsmakers TV-radio-web program
Click above for lineup, re-run times and dates

Justice: Just another word for nothing left to lose
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 1-23-2014 Sparks Tribune

Former Nevada Assemblyman Bernie Anderson dies
UPDATE: Funeral 10:00 a.m. PST Saturday 1-18-2014 @ Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Sparks for longtime educator and Judiciary Committee Chairman
San Francisco Chronicle / Associated Press 1-10-2014

2013: Unlucky number for an ugly year
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 12-19-2013 Sparks Tribune

They don't do anything until somebody dies
UNR & downtown Reno theater firetraps show
how little was learned from Las Vegas Hilton & MGM disasters

Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from
the 12-12-2013 Sparks Tribune

Barbano on statewide Nevada Newsmakers TV-radio-web program
Click above for lineup, re-run times and dates
Barbano vs. D.A. Gammick on cel-phone privacy
12:30 p.m. PST / KRNV TV-4 Reno/KENV TV-10 Elko
Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013

RENO, Nev. (12-5-2013) — Former Nevada Assemblymember and hospital trustee Vivian Freeman died at her home in Reno. She was 86 years old.

Freeman's distinguished career included Nevada's first mining reclamation law
Dennis Myers / Reno News & Review / 12-12-2013

Assemblymember Peggy Pierce, D-Las Vegas, 1954-2013

Lamenting the loss of Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 12-5-2013 Sparks Tribune


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On Jan. 28, 1968, responding to a complaint filed by the American Federation of Casino and Gaming Employees, the National Labor Relations Board upheld a hearing examiner's decision ordering some Las Vegas casinos to rehire 42 casino workers, halt anti-union activities, and post notices telling workers they would no longer be penalized for union activity.

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Reno PD identifies taxi driver killed in second weekend robbery incident
How many more need to die before in-cab cameras are mandated?
KRNV TV-4 / 11-10-2014

Nevada strip clubs take two high court hits
By Sean Whaley / Las Vegas Review-Journal 11-8-2014

Lighting up in a fire-at-will state can torch your job
Labor lawyer warns that use of medical marijuana is a firing offense in Nevada
By Mike Blasky / Las Vegas Review-Journal 11-5-2014

Waiter sues upscale Las Vegas Strip restaurant over tip-sharing
Apparently, Steve Wynn does not own this restaurant or the peon wouldn't dare
By Carri Geer Thevenot / Las Vegas Review-Journal 9-25-2014

Labor Day 2014: Red, white and screwed
Silver State Lining: Nevada union membership 10th-highest in the nation
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Sparks Tribune / 8-28-2014

Reno Aceholes and other minor league baseball teams accused of slavery in treatment of players
By Dennis Myers / Reno News & Review 8-21-2014

Ask Hobby Lobby to take in refugee kids
So five uptight old Catholic guys in grim reaper robes don't like contraception.
Wonder if they thought that way back in college?

Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from
the 7-3-2014 Sparks Tribune

Reno Grand Sierra Resort sued for 4,700 employees' back pay

Workers Resist Scofflaw Employers in Wage Theft Capital of the US
Billions stolen from U.S. workers every year
Jordan Melograna / Truthout.org 7-2-2014

Lawsuit alleges state conspired with employers to subvert intent of minimum wage constitutional amendment
Ralston Reports / 5-12-2014

Las Vegas jury awards $1.3 million to comedian George Wallace vs. Bellagio
Las Vegas Review-Journal / 4-8-2014

Breaking News and Bulletins—>
Nov. 21, 2013: State Senate Majority leader Mo Denis headlines informational meeting regarding Driver’s Authorization Cards
Nov. 23: FOUR Immigration Reform marches in Reno

With friends like these, who needs enemies?
How Many More Labor Setbacks Will Occur Before Needed Changes Are Made?
LaborFightBack.org / 11-22-2013

Free at last!

As of October 1, 2013, a Nevada job applicant's credit history cannot be used to impact a hiring decision. Senate Bill 127 makes it illegal for employers to condition employment on someone's credit information and stops the longtime practice of requiring credit reports by many organizations. Some exceptions apply. Click here to read the law and its legislative history.

Clarence Thomas, Little Anthony & the Imperials
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 6-27-2013 Sparks Tribune

From Poor Denny's Almanac
On Jan. 28, 1968, responding to a complaint filed by the American Federation of Casino and Gaming Employees, the National Labor Relations Board upheld a hearing examiner's decision ordering some Las Vegas casinos to rehire 42 casino workers, halt anti-union activities, and post notices telling workers they would no longer be penalized for union activity.

 

 

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Construction

Ironworkers from Local 118 raising the high iron at the Reno Peppermill Hotel-Casino expansion.
(NevadaLabor.com photo)

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Coroner identifies road construction flagger killed by 21 year-old drunk driver on Nov. 7
Marilyn Rouse was 49
Las Vegas Review-Journal / 11-8-2014

Federal judge refuses to stop Nevada fracking
By Scott Sonner / Associated Press 9-27-2014

Taxpayers taken for Teslacide demo ride

St. Elon, Lord Pedro and Gov. Veto El Obtúsè
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 9-16-2014 Sparks Tribune
9-23 CRYSTAL BALL UPDATE: The above column accurately predicted Martinez's departure one week in advance

Tinkle-down economics: testing Tesla's testes
Theft of Washoe Med/Renown provides cautionary tale
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 9-9-2014 Sparks Tribune

Taxpayers taken for Teslacide demo ride

Labor Day 2014: Red, white and screwed
Silver State Lining: Nevada union membership 10th-highest in the nation
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Sparks Tribune / 8-28-2014

Building Trades Council responds to GOP misrepresentation
Sen. Dean Heller attempts to stage an illegal political rally at federally-subsidized housing complex

Workers Resist Scofflaw Employers in Wage Theft Capital of the US
Billions stolen from U.S. workers every year
Jordan Melograna / Truthout.org 7-2-2014

Tesla plants PR slants to get into the public's pants
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 6-19-2014 Sparks Tribune

RENO, NEV. (3-7-2014) — PAUL MCKENZIE, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Building & Construction Trades Council of Northern Nevada/AFL-CIO, filed to run for the Reno City Council 4th Ward seat currently held by term-limited Councilman Dwight Dortch.

Sparks Community Profile: Sheet Metal Workers Local 26 Business Manager Matt Doehring
Sparks Tribune / 12-26-2013

They don't do anything until somebody dies
UNR & downtown Reno theater firetraps show how little was learned from Las Vegas Hilton & MGM disasters
Remembering Sen. Neal's landmark high-rise fire sprinkler law
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from
the 12-12-2013 Sparks Tribune

The bloody guns of October fire on November
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 11-7-2013 Sparks Tribune

Death on the job: Nevada workers remain cheap and disposable.

Déjà vu all over again and again and...
Viruses in the program: Apple downtown Reno/UNR center was never put in writing—>
Apple burns the mouse pad: Years of union warnings confirmed. Reno Gazette-Journal editorial demands more transparency in corporate welfare tax giveways like Apple and UNR. Better late than never?

Will Gomorrah South learn?
Southern Nevada unions protest wealthy corporate welfare queens' scheme to build Las Vegas 51s baseball park with public funds
$88 million deal would be second only to Apple's all-time shakedown record of $89mm
Does the Howard Hughes outfit really need all that money?
Las Vegas Review-Journal / 10-19-2013
NevadaLabor.com Corporate Welfare Archive // Cabellyup.com

Clandestine construction cash: Laborers' Union handbillers take community's case to UNR students
Union wants student-moderated public forum

University just won't learn—>
The smoking gun: UN,R subcontractor hires and exploits undocumented workers
Dennis Myers/Reno News & Review/9-26-2013

Just like old times: UN,R and Hot August Nights
Barbwire by Barbano/Sparks Tribune/9-26-13

Laborers' Union demonstrates at UNR 9/20/13
Worker files complaint with Dept. of Homeland Security
Update: Unions protest UNR student housing project giveaway
Reno Gazette-Journal front page/ 9-24-2013

Applecart Tipping?
Union critics claim Apple/NVEnergy partnership will put ratepayers at risk
By Dennis Myers / Reno News & Review 9-19-2013

Nevada unemployed unable to file claims; benefits cut
State: Just wait or go lower-tech

LABOR DAY 2013: State of the Unions —>
Non-Nevada contractors, including Apple, not hiring locally continue to plague workers
Reno Gazette-Journal 9-1-2013

Workers & taxpayers protest Apple's lack of transparency
Schools pay the price of corporate welfare

Gov. Veto El Obtúse rides again: AB 218 scuttled

AB 218 to strengthen Nevada prevailing wage law passes both houses on party line votes

California's Prop 13 lies at the root of Nevada's fiscal collapse
Dennis Myers remembers the Tax Shaft of 1981
Reno News & Review / May 23, 2013

Public shut out of utility legislation, putting ratepayers at risk
Dennis Myers / Reno News & Review / 5-23-2013
NevadaLabor.com Energy War Room

National Workers Memorial Day of the Dead
You're not worth much dead or alive
Impose the death penalty on co
mpanies knowingly causing worker fatalities
Do you think your life is worth more than $566 a year?
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from
the 4-25-2013 Daily Sparks Tribune
UPDATED 5-7-2013 with Robert Reich commentary
Updated in the Barbwire of 11-7-2013

Sitting ducks in Sparks as storks stalk Carson
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 4-11-2013 Daily Sparks Tribune

César Chávez's fight continues
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 4-4-2013 Daily Sparks Tribune

Big money is involved in battle over building defects
Constructive dialogue? By Dennis Myers / Reno News & Review / 4-4-2013

Barbano vs. vindictive lawmakers: Cutting prevailing wages won't stimulate economy
By Dennis Myers / Reno News & Review / 3-14-13

We Don't Need No Education Part XVI —> School shootings:
Reno GOP Senator introduces bill to shoot schools in fiscal foot

Where is gun control when we need it?
Can you stimulate the economy by cutting wages?

U-News e-Bulletin by Andrew Barbano / 2-26-2013 / Updated 4-16-2013

Construction corporate welfare: Cabellyup.com

NevadaLabor.com Worker Safety Statewide News Roundup

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Mining

NO FISHING (NO FISH) — Run-off ponds where the leach pad fluids are still collected at the Anaconda/ARCO/British Petroleum copper pit at Weed Heights near Yerington in Lyon County, Nevada.

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Federal judge refuses to stop Nevada fracking
By Scott Sonner / Associated Press 9-27-2014

Tinkle-down economics: testing Tesla's testes
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 9-9-2014 Sparks Tribune

Taxpayers taken for Teslacide demo ride

MSHA releases fatalgram on Klondex Midas Mine death
Elko Daily Free Press / 5-9-2014

We don't care. We don't have to: Jerrit Canyon Nevada gold mine cited for 61 safety violations
AP / Las Vegas Sun 1-31-2014

RENO, Nev. (12-5-2013) — Former Nevada Assemblymember and hospital trustee Vivian Freeman died at her home in Reno. She was 86 years old.

Freeman's distinguished career included Nevada's first mining reclamation law
Dennis Myers / Reno News & Review / 12-12-2013

Death on the job: Nevada workers remain cheap and disposable.
Newmont slated for another wet-noodle punishment

Comstock residents picket mining company's shareholder meeting
Barbwire by Barbano / Daily Sparks Tribune 6-27-2013

Nevada’s privileged mining industry battles the future with ‘campaign contributions’
By Dennis Myers / Reno News & Review / 3-14-13


IN THE BLACK AND COMMITTING BLACKMAIL—>TV station boss and former university chancellor Jim Rogers won't cave to mining industry after advertising cancellation
Las Vegas Sun / 3-2-13

Nevada to mining: Never mind (the tax thing)
Hugh Jackson / Las Vegas CityLife 1-9-2013

NEVADA'S CANCER KIDS: New lawsuit claims Fallon cancer cluster isn't over and leaking fuel pipeline is cause

Remembering Mother Jones in coal country

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Clinging to the Ledge


The Nevada Legislature in Carson City
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Voting, gloating, loathing and scapegoating
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 11-11-2014 Daily Sparks Tribune

Reno PD identifies taxi driver killed in second weekend robbery incident
How many more need to die before in-cab cameras are mandated?
KRNV TV-4 / 11-10-2014

Nevada strip clubs take two high court hits
By Sean Whaley / Las Vegas Review-Journal 11-8-2014

In Memoriam

Sen. Virgil Getto, R-Fallon, 6-19-1924/11-6-2014
Former Assemblymember dead at 90

Assemblymember Pete Livermore, R-Carson City, dies at 73
4th Nevada State Assembly veteran (Peggy Pierce, Jeffrey, Hogan) to die in the past year

By Sean Whaley / Las Vegas Review-Journal Capital Bureau 10-20-2014

Assemblymember Joe Hogan, D-Las Vegas, a strong voice for justice, dies from aftereffects of stroke at age 77
By Laura Myers/ Las Vegas Review-Journal 10-17-2014

Former Nevada State Assembly Majority Leader Jack Jeffrey, D-Las Vegas, dies
NevadaLabor.com / U-News 10-10-2014


Cheap thrills: Sex banned in Gomorrah South
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 10-14-2014 Sparks Tribune

Tinkle-down economics: testing Tesla's testes
Theft of Washoe Med/Renown provides cautionary tale
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 9-9-2014 Sparks Tribune

Door-to-door salesmen and stoner stores
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Sparks Tribune / 9-4-2014

We Don't Need No Education
                              — The Barbwire investigative series

Taxpayers taken for Teslacide demo ride

Labor Day 2014: Red, white and screwed
Silver State Lining: Nevada union membership 10th-highest in the nation
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Sparks Tribune / 8-28-2014

Reno Aceholes and other minor league baseball teams accused of slavery in treatment of players
By Dennis Myers / Reno News & Review 8-21-2014

Las Vegas cancer center drops Obamacare patients
Culinary Union is part of cancelled co-op
Las Vegas Review-Journal / 7-17-2014

Waste Mismanagement
Unappealing: Local governments turn monopolies loose on public without grievance process

By Dennis Myers / Reno News & Review 7-17-2014

Workers Resist Scofflaw Employers in Wage Theft Capital of the US
Billions stolen from U.S. workers every year
Jordan Melograna / Truthout.org 7-2-2014

Marching for equal rights and equal pay on tax day

Hiding in Plain Sight —>
The Barbwire Education Scandals go mainstream two years later

By Dennis Myers / Reno News & Review 3-27-2014

We Don't Need No Education XXXVIII
The politics of media ga-ga boosterism

Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 3-20-2014 Sparks Tribune

We Don't Need No Education XXXVII
Follytix '14: If you don't laugh, you'll cry

BREAKING NEWS: State illegally uses tax money vs. teacher tax vote
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from
the 3-13-2014 Sparks Tribune

We Don't Need No Education: Time to give up?
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 1-30-2014 Sparks Tribune

Grim picture painted of mental health care in Nevada
By Ed Vogel / Las Vegas Review-Journal 1-29-2014

They don't do anything until somebody dies
UNR & downtown Reno theater firetraps mean little was learned from Vegas Hilton & MGM disasters
Remembering Sen. Neal's landmark high-rise fire sprinkler law
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from
the 12-12-2013 Sparks Tribune

RENO, Nev. (12-5-2013) — Former Nevada Assemblymember and hospital trustee Vivian Freeman died this morning at her home in Reno. She was 86 years old.

Freeman's distinguished career included Nevada's first mining reclamation law
Dennis Myers / Reno News & Review / 12-12-2013

Clandestine construction cash: Laborers' Union handbillers take community's case to UNR students
Union wants student-moderated public forum

Assemblymember Peggy Pierce, D-Las Vegas, 1954-2013

USA at crossroads: New Deal or new Confederacy?
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 10-10-2013 Sparks Tribune
UPDATE—>Bill Moyers: Shutdown is simply secession by other means

In such dire straits that it now merits its own sordid section
We Don't Need No Education: The Neverending Series

The 2013 looney tunes legislative lexicon
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 5-30-2013 Sparks Tribune / Updated 6-1-2013

Bill to strengthen Nevada prevailing wage law passes both houses on party line votes

Gov. Mike O'Callaghan, friend of labor, 1929-2004
Former Nevada First Lady Carolyn O'Callaghan follows Mike after five months

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Nevada strip clubs take two high court hits
By Sean Whaley / Las Vegas Review-Journal 11-8-2014

True confessions from the back of the bus
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 10-7-2014 Sparks Tribune

Tinkle-down economics: testing Tesla's testes
Theft of Washoe Med/Renown provides cautionary tale
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 9-9-2014 Sparks Tribune

Taxpayers taken for Teslacide demo ride

Door-to-door salesmen and stoner stores
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Sparks Tribune / 9-4-2014

Labor Day 2014: Red, white and screwed
Silver State Lining: Nevada union membership 10th-highest in the nation
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Sparks Tribune / 8-28-2014

Reno Aceholes and other minor league baseball teams accused of slavery in treatment of players
By Dennis Myers / Reno News & Review 8-21-2014

Waste Mismanagement
Unappealing:
Local governments turn monopolies loose on public without grievance process

By Dennis Myers / Reno News & Review 7-17-2014

Migrant laborers: Your folks and refugee kids
What do broke Baby Boomers and Central American refugee children have in common? The future of the U.S. workforce.
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 7-17-2014 Sparks Tribune

A cold shower for the NY Times Tesla gusher
40 years in the wilderness: Study says Silver State on downhill slide since 1970
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from
the 7-10-2014 Sparks Tribune

Tesla plants PR slants to get into the public's pants
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 6-19-2014 Sparks Tribune

Workers Resist Scofflaw Employers in Wage Theft Capital of the US
Billions stolen from U.S. workers every year
Jordan Melograna / Truthout.org 7-2-2014

Reno Grand Sierra Resort and Casino Named in lawsuit alleging underpayment of more than 4,700 current and former hourly-paid employees

Lawsuit alleges state conspired with employers to subvert intent of minimum wage constitutional amendment
Ralston Reports / 5-12-2014

Justice: Just another word for nothing left to lose
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 1-23-2014 Sparks Tribune

Clandestine construction cash: Laborers' Union handbillers take community's case to UNR students
Union wants student-moderated public forum

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Hey buddy, can you spare a dime?
Barbwire wins second straight Nevada Press Association first-place award
Barbwire / Daily Sparks Tribune / 9-20-2009

The Dean's List

   The Dean of Reno Bloggers could very well be Andrew Barbano, self-described "fighter of public demons," who started putting his "Barbwire" columns online in 1996 and now runs 10 sites.

RENO NEWS & REVIEW, 11-9-2006

BRONZE 2014
Hopelessly trying to win an earthquake / 4-18-2013

The 2013 Loony Tunes Legislative Lexicon / 5-30-2013

<— The politics of media ga-ga boosterism / 3-20-2014

GOLD HAT TRICK 2010
Barbwire wins third straight Nevada Press Association first-place award

The 2009 first-place Nevada Press Association award winners
Tony the Tiger & the flaky NFL
Barbwire / 11-30-2008
Deregulation is never having to say you're sorry
Barbwire / 8-3-2008
Nevada: A good place to visit, but do you want to live here?
Barbwire / 6-15-2008

 

 



Health Care
"Washoe Med: This community has been snookered!"
—From a Reno Gazette-Journal editorial


DÉJÀ VU ALL OVER AGAIN — Washoe Med (now Renown) nurses picket during a one-day strike on 6-23-2001. The issues were the same as during a 1990 organizing drive and remain today: Understaffing which erodes patient care so that the conglomerate may profit and proliferate on the backs of health care consumers and taxpayers.

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Wal-Mart cuts health benefits for some part-timers
Associated Press 10-7-2014

Tinkle-down economics: testing Tesla's testes
Theft of Washoe Med/Renown provides cautionary tale
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 9-9-2014 Sparks Tribune

Door-to-door salesmen and stoner stores
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Sparks Tribune / 9-4-2014

Labor Day 2014: Red, white and screwed
Silver State Lining: Nevada union membership 10th-highest in the nation
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Sparks Tribune / 8-28-2014

105 + 285 layoffs at LV public hospital called necessary
Las Vegas Sun / 8-21-2014

Study Shows the Madness of States Refusing to Expand Medicaid
Joshua Holland / Bill Moyers.com / 8-14-2014

Workers Resist Scofflaw Employers in Wage Theft Capital of the US
Billions stolen from U.S. workers every year
Jordan Melograna / Truthout.org 7-2-2014

How to assassinate Medicare and Medicaid
Health Savings Accounts: The insurance industry's Trojan Horse

Andrew Barbano / Reno Gazette-Journal / 7-19-2014

Las Vegas cancer center drops Obamacare patients
Culinary Union is part of cancelled co-op
Las Vegas Review-Journal / 7-17-2014

Nevada OSHA fines Summerlin Hospital in fatal TB outbreak
Las Vegas Review-Journal 4-10-2014

Fold your favorite charity, then go thank yourself
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 2-13-2014 Sparks Tribune

Lying means never having to say you're sorry
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 2-6-2014 Sparks Tribune

AAAARRRRRRGH! UNITE HERE chief D. Taylor meets with Mitch McConnell
Union leaders again blast Obamacare as putting union health plans at an expensive disadvantage
Las Vegas Review-Journal / 2-4-2014

Clark County Commission turns down hospital union contract 4-3
Las Vegas Review-Journal / 2-4-2014

Grim picture painted of mental health care in Nevada
By Ed Vogel / Las Vegas Review-Journal 1-29-2014

RENO, Nev. (12-5-2013) — Former Nevada Assemblymember and hospital trustee Vivian Freeman died this morning at her home in Reno. She was 86 years old.

Freeman's distinguished career included Nevada's first mining reclamation law
Dennis Myers / Reno News & Review / 12-12-2013

NevadaLabor.com Exclusive
First time online:
Washoe County Grand Jury Report details the scandals and skullduggery which resulted in the theft of Reno's public hospital

2013 Health Care News Archive

Hey buddy, can you spare a dime?
Barbwire wins second straight Nevada Press Association first-place award
Barbwire / Daily Sparks Tribune / 9-20-2009

Safety on the Job

National Workers Memorial Day of the Dead
You're not worth much dead or alive
Impose the death penalty on co
mpanies knowingly causing worker fatalities
Do you think your life is worth more than $566 a year?
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from
the 4-25-2013 Daily Sparks Tribune
UPDATED 5-7-2013 with Robert Reich commentary
Updated in the Barbwire of 11-7-2013

Please be careful out there



Wear safety on your sleeve and in your mind.

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Reno PD identifies taxi driver killed in second weekend robbery incident
How many more need to die before in-cab cameras are mandated?
KRNV TV-4 / 11-10-2014

Coroner identifies road construction flagger killed by 21 year-old drunk driver on Nov. 7
Marilyn Rouse was 49
Las Vegas Review-Journal / 11-8-2014

Report released after death investigation at Elko County Klondex Midas gold mine
Associated Press via KRNV TV-4 / 9-9-2014

Labor Day 2014: Red, white and screwed
Silver State Lining: Nevada union membership 10th-highest in the nation
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Sparks Tribune / 8-28-2014

MSHA releases fatalgram on Klondex Midas Mine death
Elko Daily Free Press / 5-9-2014

Nevada OSHA fines Summerlin Hospital in fatal TB outbreak
Las Vegas Review-Journal 4-10-2014

FRENCH-FRIED WET NOODLE: Bango Oil fined $21,000 for deep-frying worker
By Ed Pearce / KOLO TV-8 / 4-1-2014

We don't care. We don't have to: Jerrit Canyon Nevada gold mine cited for 61 safety violations
AP / Las Vegas Sun 1-31-2014

They don't do anything until somebody dies
UNR & downtown Reno theater firetraps mean little was learned from Vegas Hilton & MGM disasters
Remembering Sen. Neal's landmark high-rise fire sprinkler law
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from
the 12-12-2013 Sparks Tribune

Remembering another local school murder
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 11-14-2013 Sparks Tribune
UPDATES: Peggy Pierce memorial service and I-80 road construction deaths

Death on the job: Nevada workers remain cheap and disposable
Updates on two Laborers' Local 169 members killed and two injured on I-80
Worker dies trimming trees at MGM's Mirage on Las Vegas Strip

The bloody guns of October fire on November
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 11-7-2013 Sparks Tribune

OSHA: Dead NVE worker's life worth only a $43,000 fine
Las Vegas Review-Journal / 3-26-2013

Barbano back on statewide Nevada Newsmakers TV/radio program

Triangle Shirtwaist inferno redux a century later
Bangladesh killer inferno was Wal-Mart sweatshop
Harold Meyerson / Washington Post / November 28, 2012

NEVADA'S CANCER KIDS: New lawsuit claims Fallon cancer cluster isn't over and leaking fuel pipeline is cause
Superintendent refuses transfers from suspect school

Failing Nevada's workers
Governor vetoes bills that would have made safety a greater priority

Las Vegas Sun editorial / 6-7-2011

IN MEMORIAM: CENTENNIAL
3-25-1911 New York Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire kills 146, including 132 girls

Las Vegas Strip construction death scandal investigation validated
Twenty-five months after CityCenter construction workers walked off the job to protest workplace fatalities and safety conditions there, researchers have confirmed what the Sun reported at the time.
Las Vegas Sun follows up Pulitzer Prize-winning series / 7-6-2010

OSHA in Las Vegas probing fatal construction accident at I-15 interchange
Second fatal crash in five days — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating a fatal construction accident in the south Las Vegas Valley. The Nevada Highway Patrol responded at 6:26 a.m. to the accident at the Blue Diamond Road and Interstate 15 interchange, but OSHA has since taken over the investigation. (Road construction zone safety archive)

Las Vegas Sun wins Pulitzer Prize for ongoing series about construction worker deaths on Las Vegas strip
Las Vegas Sun / 4-21-2009 / MORE

CONTINUING NEWS ROUNDUP: LV STRIP Construction Deaths
Las Vegas has always flourished through growth. But never before has booming construction on the Strip taken such a toll in lives. Construction deaths over the past 16 months exceed the total reported for the entire 1990s building boom. National safety experts are alarmed. They say contractors are taking too many shortcuts and Nevada agencies are lax in oversight. Workers say they feel unsafe on rushed and crowded construction sites....

Cabbies: The Most Dangerous Job in Nevada
How many more have to die
before in-car video is mandated?


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Hey buddy, can you spare a dime?
Barbwire wins second straight Nevada Press Association first-place award
Barbwire / Daily Sparks Tribune / 9-20-2009

The Dean's List

   The Dean of Reno Bloggers could very well be Andrew Barbano, self-described "fighter of public demons," who started putting his "Barbwire" columns online in 1996 and now runs 10 sites.

RENO NEWS & REVIEW, 11-9-2006

BRONZE 2014
Hopelessly trying to win an earthquake / 4-18-2013

The 2013 Loony Tunes Legislative Lexicon / 5-30-2013

<— The politics of media ga-ga boosterism / 3-20-2014

GOLD HAT TRICK 2010
Barbwire wins third straight Nevada Press Association first-place award

The 2009 first-place Nevada Press Association award winners
Tony the Tiger & the flaky NFL
Barbwire / 11-30-2008
Deregulation is never having to say you're sorry
Barbwire / 8-3-2008
Nevada: A good place to visit, but do you want to live here?
Barbwire / 6-15-2008

 


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Nuking Nevada
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Reno News & Review / 7-21-2011

Dr. Strangelove and Sen. Don the Dumberer
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Reno contractors sue for millions in unpaid construction costs

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BARBWIRE scores sixth Nevada Press Association Award

Reno PD identifies taxi driver killed in second weekend robbery incident
How many more need to die before in-cab cameras are mandated?
KRNV TV-4 / 11-10-2014

Masked and bulletproofed, Taxicab Authority troopers pull SWAT duty in busting UBER taxi drivers in Las Vegas Strip sting at Caesar's Palace
John L. Smith / Las Vegas Review-Journal 10-29-2014

Uber, taxicab version of Craigslist, may soon drive Las Vegas
By Richard N. Velotta / Las Vegas Review-Journal 10-20-2014


Nevada strip clubs take two high court hits
By Sean Whaley / Las Vegas Review-Journal 11-8-2014

MUSICIANS OF THE RENO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA RATIFY NEW 4-YEAR AGREEMENT WITH RENO PHILHARMONIC ASSOCIATION
U-News 10-26-2014

Wal-Mart cuts health benefits for some part-timers
Associated Press 10-7-2014

–>9/23 Teamsters OK new contract with Reno-Sparks-Washoe transit system

–>9/23 Washoe School Superintendent Pedro Martinez is out
as Barbwire alone predicted last week

Education Dysfunction Part XLVIII—>
St. Elon, Lord Pedro and Gov. Veto El Obtúsè
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 9-16-2014 Sparks Tribune
9-23 CRYSTAL BALL UPDATE: The above column accurately predicted Martinez's departure one week in advance

Tinkle-down economics: testing Tesla's testes
Theft of Washoe Med/Renown provides cautionary tale
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 9-9-2014 Sparks Tribune

Teamsters reach new tentative agreement with Washoe mass transit contractor

Door-to-door salesmen and stoner stores
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Sparks Tribune / 9-4-2014

We Don't Need No Education
                              — The Barbwire investigative series

Labor Day 2014: Red, white and screwed
Silver State Lining: Nevada union membership 10th-highest in the nation
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Sparks Tribune / 8-28-2014

TEAMSTERS VOTE DOWN CONTRACT WITH RTC WASHOE TRANSIT OPERATOR

Education Dysfunction Part XLIV—>
Pots and Kettles: Can't we all get along?

BREAKING NEWS: WCSD Vice-President Dave Aiazzi has announced that he has been diagnosed with leukemia and will be resigning by the end of September. Remember him with healing thoughts and prayers.
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Sparks Tribune / 8-7-2014

Las Vegas cancer center drops Obamacare patients
Culinary Union is part of cancelled co-op
Las Vegas Review-Journal / 7-17-2014

Waste Mismanagement
Unappealing:
Local governments turn monopolies loose on public without grievance process

By Dennis Myers / Reno News & Review 7-17-2014

Building Trades Council responds to GOP misrepresentation
Sen. Dean Heller attempts to stage an illegal political rally at federally-subsidized housing complex

Teamsters contract with Washoe transit system expires June 30, extension possible
JUNE 30 UPDATE: Current contract extended through July 31, 2014.
6-29-2014 Update: Strike authorization passed overwhelmingly.

Nevada AFL-CIO conventioners join anti-education tax initiative business coalition
Steve Sebelius / Las Vegas Review-Journal 5-2-2014


Hiding in Plain Sight —>
The Barbwire Education Scandals go mainstream two years later

By Dennis Myers / Reno News & Review 3-27-2014

2014 Nevada Press Association Award Winner
We Don't Need No Education XXXVIII—>
The politics of media ga-ga boosterism

Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 3-20-2014 Sparks Tribune

RIPOFF CITY: Las Vegas needs to solve cab driver long-hauling of short-route customers
Las Vegas Review-Journal Editorial / 3-12-2014
SAVE THE CABBIES ARCHIVE

We Don't Need No Education XXXVII
Follytix '14: If you don't laugh, you'll cry

BREAKING NEWS: State illegally uses tax money vs. teacher tax vote
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from
the 3-13-2014 Sparks Tribune

Remembering another local school murder
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 11-14-2013 Sparks Tribune
UPDATES: Peggy Pierce memorial service and I-80 road construction deaths

Death on the job: Nevada workers remain cheap and disposable
Updates on two Laborers' Local 169 members killed and two injured on I-80
Worker dies trimming trees at MGM's Mirage on Las Vegas Strip

The bloody guns of October fire on November
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 11-7-2013 Sparks Tribune

Prayer vigil for Sparks Middle School shooting victims

Reno City Council rolls over for Waste Management—>again
Barbano: Workers, ratepayers, taxpayers & competitors all harmed, as usual

Two monopolies for the price of one
By Dennis Myers / Reno News & Review / 9-5-2013

Barbano back on statewide Nevada Newsmakers TV/radio program

Triangle Shirtwaist inferno redux a century later
Bangladesh killer inferno was Wal-Mart sweatshop
Harold Meyerson / Washington Post / November 28, 2012

3-25-1911: New York Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire kills 146, including 132 girls

FRESHLY UPDATED —> TWO RENO WAL-MART BLACK FRIDAY DEMONSTRATIONS NOV. 23

Nevadalabor.com Wal-Mart Nevada War Room

John F. Kennedy's 2013 inaugural address
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 11-22-2012 Daily Sparks Tribune


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