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Dispute delays installation of bollards on Las Vegas Strip

Posted at 3:21 PM, Jan 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-17 13:06:26-05

UPDATE JAN. 17: A pay dispute is again delaying approval of a plan to spend $2.5 million to install 500 more pedestrian safety posts along Las Vegas Strip sidewalks.

A planned Tuesday vote by the Clark County Commission was pushed back to Feb. 6 to allow staff members to investigate a Nevada Foundation for Fair Contracting report that iron workers were underpaid during work installing 800 barriers last year.
A representative from project contractor Muller Construction told commissioners there is no dispute, and that employees had been paid more than the minimum rate during the initial $5 million project.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


Another dispute may cause even more delays in the installation of bollards on the Las Vegas Strip.

According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the construction company installing the bollards may file a criminal complaint against a labor union official.

The company alleges the official pretended to be with Clark County to gain access to the construction site.

Earlier this month, county commissioners voted to delay the installation after reports surfaced that the construction company was paying workers less that what they should have been.