Culinary Union Strike Threatened Friday, Negotiations Continue

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Posted on: January 29, 2024, 11:16h. 

Last updated on: January 29, 2024, 12:08h.

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Thousands of Culinary Union workers are threatening to locomotion disconnected nan occupation later this week if they don’t scope settlements pinch Las Vegas hotels and casinos.

Circus Circus Hotel & Casino Las VegasCircus Circus Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, pictured above. Hospitality workers astatine Circus Circus agreed to a tentative contract. (Image: Kayak)

As of Monday, immoderate 15 Las Vegas Strip and downtown Las Vegas properties person yet to work together to tentative contracts pinch their hospitality workers, which see almost 4,000 Culinary Union members.

The Culinary Union has threatened to spell retired connected strike astatine 5 a.m. Friday astatine properties without first agreements successful place.

Last Wednesday, nan Culinary Union reached a tentative five-year statement pinch Hilton Grand Vacations successful Las Vegas. It covers immoderate 500 hospitality workers. Last Tuesday, nan national reached a tentative woody pinch hundreds of hospitality workers astatine nan Strat Hotel, Casino & Tower.

On Friday, nan national additionally held an informational picket extracurricular nan Circa, Golden Nugget, and Fremont casinos.

Among nan properties yet to scope a tentative statement pinch nan national are nan Rio, Sahara Las Vegas, Treasure Island, Virgin Hotels, Binion’s, Circa, Downtown Grand, El Cortez, Four Queens, Fremont, Golden Gate, Golden Nugget, Main Street, The D, and nan Plaza.

Super Bowl Showdown

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

Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Southern Nevada bus drivers and mechanics besides threatened to spell retired connected strike, which 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. Events will footwear disconnected pinch Super Bowl Opening Night astatine Allegiant Stadium connected February 5.

New Contract pinch Circus Circus

Recently, nan Culinary Union reached a tentative statement pinch workers astatine Circus Circus Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. The five-year woody was initially approved Friday and still needs to beryllium okayed by rank-and-file workers. It governs almost 700 Circus Circus employees.

“I’m truthful pleased connected nan money that we are getting. This is nan champion statement we’ve ever had … I americium truthful ecstatic,” Altamont Williams, a linen attendant astatine Circus Circus, said successful a connection provided by nan Culinary Union.

Details weren’t provided connected nan agreement.

In caller weeks, nan national reached a statement astatine respective different properties, including nan Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino.

In November, Culinary Union members negotiated pinch guidance astatine 3 ample casino companies: Wynn Resorts, Caesars Entertainment, and MGM Resorts International, averting a threatened strike.

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