Culinary Union Settles With More Vegas Properties Ahead of Monday’s Threatened Strike

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Posted on: February 4, 2024, 03:42h. 

Last updated on: February 4, 2024, 03:42h.

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Only 3 resort-casinos request to scope a tentative statement pinch hospitality workers conscionable hours earlier a planned Culinary Union walkout connected Monday.

Golden Nugget Las Vegas Hotel & CasinoGolden Nugget Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, pictured above. It is 1 of 3 Las Vegas resort-casinos still without a statement pinch hospitality workers. (Image: Wikipedia)

These include Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino, and Golden Nugget Las Vegas Hotel & Casino.

In caller days, Culinary Union members and guidance astatine Fremont Hotel & Casino, nan Rio Hotel & Casino, Main Street Station Casino, Brewery & Hotel, Binion’s Gambling Hall & Hotel, and nan Four Queens Resort and Casino reached tentative five-year contracts.

Last week, nan national besides settled pinch nan Sahara Las Vegas and El Cortez Hotel and Casino.

Details connected nan caller tentative contracts person yet to beryllium released to nan public. Each of nan agreements still request to beryllium approved by rank-and-file workers earlier they spell into effect.

Monday Strike Deadline

Members of nan Culinary Union and nan Bartenders Union person warned they whitethorn spell connected strike astatine 5 a.m. PT connected Monday astatine nan 3 properties without a tentative statement successful place.

The imaginable onslaught would hap conscionable days earlier Super Bowl LVIII, to beryllium played astatine Allegiant Stadium successful Las Vegas connected Sunday, February 11. Las Vegas is expecting galore visitors for nan large crippled and related events.

Historic Contracts

Over caller months, nan national has settled pinch 3 casino companies, Wynn Resorts, Caesar Entertainment, and MGM Resorts International.

Under nan contracts pinch nan 3 companies, each worker will person a 10% costs summation successful nan first twelvemonth of nan deal. They will get 32% successful net increases complete nan life of nan contract.

We’ve been moving difficult since past twelvemonth to triumph historical contracts, but we aren’t done yet. It’s clip for workers to get a adjacent statement and person information for themselves and their families,” Ted Pappageorge, nan Culinary Union’s secretary-treasurer, said successful a caller statement.

“Workers astatine nan different [Las Vegas] 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,” Pappageorge added.

No 1 wants to strike, but workers are superior and will onslaught if they person to and nan Culinary Union has their backmost each measurement of nan way.”

The Culinary Workers Union Local 226 has immoderate 60K members. They see bartenders, bellmen, cocktail and nutrient servers, cooks, impermanent room attendants, laundry and room workers, and porters.

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