Sheldon Adelson, Conservative Donor And Casino Titan, Dies At 87

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Along the way, Adelson had battles. In the Comdex days, he fought the other casino owners. When he put up the Venetian, he froze out the unions that had represented workers at the old Sands.

"Anybody who stands up to him or stands in his way, he'll try to crush," said D. Taylor, international president of the labor group UNITE HERE and a long time labor leader in Las Vegas.

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