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From the Sidelines, a Bid to Stop a Strike

CLARK COUNTY, Nev. -- Clark County Commission Chairman Rory Reid and Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman urged both sides in a looming paramedic strike last week to resolve their differences and negotiate a contract for the sake of the community.

The two sides need to talk, Goodman said of the paramedics and the company they work for, American Medical Response.

We asked them to resolve this because it may jeopardize the health and safety of our residents, Reid said at a news conference.

But about all that city and county officials can do is express their concern. They have no direct role in helping avert a strike.

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