Culinary Union Plans Friday Strike on Strip, Downtown Monday

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Posted on: February 1, 2024, 07:46h. 

Last updated on: February 2, 2024, 01:40h.

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Culinary Union members scheme to locomotion disconnected their jobs astatine 5 a.m. Friday astatine nan Las Vegas Strip hotel-casinos that haven’t yet agreed to a caller contract.

Virgin Las VegasThe Virgin Las Vegas, pictured above. The Las Vegas spot is among 3 properties that could spot a onslaught by hospitality workers connected Friday. (Image: Eater Las Vegas)

These properties see nan Rio, Sahara, and Virgin Las Vegas. But nan national connected Wednesday pushed guardant its onslaught deadline until Monday for nan 10 properties successful downtown Las Vegas still without an acceptable offer.

The downtown properties see Binion’s, Circa, Downtown Grand, El Cortez, Four Queens, Fremont, Golden Gate, Golden Nugget, Main Street, and The D Casino.

In total, immoderate 5,200 hospitality workers presently are moving without a contract. They are seeking a five-year agreement.

Early Wednesday, nan national announced it had reached its latest tentative statement pinch nan Plaza. The five-year woody would screen astir 250 workers if it’s approved by rank-and-file members.

Negotiations Continue

One of nan 13 properties still without an agreement, nan Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino, said successful a connection this week that it’s “committed to bargaining successful bully religion and moving diligently pinch nan Culinary Union.”

We return awesome pridefulness successful creating a quintessential Las Vegas acquisition for our teammates and patrons alike, and purpose to person a caller statement finalized arsenic soon arsenic imaginable truthful everyone tin return to nan fun,” nan connection said.

There person been settlements betwixt nan national and respective Las Vegas properties complete caller months.

“We’ve been moving difficult since past twelvemonth to triumph historical contracts, but we aren’t done yet,” Ted Pappageorge, nan union’s secretary-treasurer, said successful a connection this week.

“Workers astatine nan different Strip independents and downtown merit nan aforesaid costs increases, use protections, information and exertion language, and reductions successful workloads arsenic nan remainder of nan Las Vegas Strip, and they are organized and fresh to conflict for it.”

Details connected caller settlements weren’t released to nan public.

Last year, national members astatine MGM Resorts, Caesars Entertainment, and Wynn Resorts received a 10% costs summation successful nan first twelvemonth of nan agreement. They besides sewage a full of 32% successful net increases complete nan life of nan contract. The agreements pinch nan 3 companies besides gave workers a reduced workload, regular room cleaning, and accrued information and occupation security.

The Culinary Workers Union Local 226 and nan Bartenders Union Local 165 person astir 60K members. Some will beryllium picketing astatine Las Vegas properties starting connected Friday. They see bartenders, bellmen, cocktail and nutrient servers, cooks, impermanent room attendants, laundry and room workers, and porters.

Super Bowl Interference?

The threatened onslaught is scheduled to hap conscionable days earlier Super Bowl LVIII, which will beryllium played astatine Allegiant Stadium successful Las Vegas connected Sunday, February 11.

Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Southern Nevada bus drivers and mechanics person besides threatened to spell retired connected strike. That could effect autobus work successful nan days starring up to and connected nan Super Bowl.

Many events are scheduled successful Las Vegas during nan week earlier nan game, opening pinch nan Super Bowl Opening Night astatine Allegiant Stadium connected Monday.

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