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Monie Stewart-Cariaga recently decided to leave the townhouse she’s renting to buy a new home. For a single cocktail server, she couldn’t be in a better position to do it. Beyond the fair wage and tips she earns at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, Stewart-Cariaga plans to take advantage of a home-buying assistance program run by the Culinary Workers Union Local 226, the powerful union that represents service workers like her on the Vegas strip.

With growing membership, a budget back in the black and a strike fund that is rising by the year, the Auto Workers are much stronger than they were four years ago, retiring union President Dennis Williams says.

And if you really want a comparison, Williams added one bombshell at the end of his keynote address to the union’s convention, which opened June 11 in Detroit: “We have looked death in the eyes during the Great Recession.”

On Saturday and Sunday, progressive activists will go “over the top” gathering petitions for the paid sick time ballot initiativeWorking shifts are 10AM to 1PM, then 1PM to 4PM both days. On Monday, June 11, at 4 PM, stacks of petitions will be turned in to the Dallas City Clerk at City Hall. Everyone is invited to participate!