Labors Bright Spot

December 17, 2012 - 3:33 AM
Nemias Ayala, left, and Mailen Gonzales practice stripping and making hotel room beds in a guest room attendant class at the Culinary Academy of Las Vegas Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, in Las Vegas. The academy is funded through a trust created by culinary and bartenders unions as well as management from 26 properties on the Las Vegas Strip. Nevada has become an increasingly Democratic state. And the Culinary Union's track record gives a dispirited labor movement some hope even as it continues to hemorrhage workers and reels from the signature of a right-to-work law in Michigan this week. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)