Culinary Union Threatened Strike Delayed Until Monday

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day’s planned walkout by hospitality workers astatine 2 Las Vegas Strip properties has been postponed until Monday.

The El Cortez Hotel and CasinoThe El Cortez Hotel and Casino, pictured above. The downtown Las Vegas spot agreed to a colony pinch nan Culinary Union connected Thursday. (Travel Nevada)

Strike deadlines for nan Virgin Hotels Las Vegas and nan Rio Hotel & Casino were moved from 5 a.m. Friday PT to Monday morning, according to nan Culinary Union.

New Tentative Contracts

On Thursday, a 3rd Strip property, nan Sahara Las Vegas, reached a tentative five-year statement pinch almost 650 hospitality workers.

The El Cortez Hotel and Casino besides reached an statement pinch nan Culinary Union connected Thursday. The casino edifice is located successful downtown Las Vegas. The five-year statement covers almost 200 hospitality workers astatine nan El Cortez.

Three different downtown Las Vegas properties besides agreed to a colony pinch nan Culinary Union this week. They are Circa Resort & Casino, The D Casino & Hotel, and nan Golden Gate Hotel and Casino. Each is owned by Derek Stevens.

Another six downtown properties still request to o.k. a contract. They see Binion’s Gambling Hall, Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino, Four Queens Hotel & Casino, Fremont Hotel & Casino, Golden Nugget Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, and Main Street Casino.

Negotiations, Picketing Continue

Representatives of nan six properties, arsenic good arsenic from nan Virgin and nan Rio, were expected to discuss pinch nan Culinary Union passim nan play successful dream of reaching a settlement.

Union members besides will beryllium holding accusation pickets complete nan play astatine nan edifice casinos that still don’t person contracts successful place. Some 3,600 workers astatine nan 8 properties still are moving without a contract.

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

Last year, Culinary Union members astatine MGM Resorts, Caesars Entertainment, and Wynn Resorts received a 10% costs summation successful nan first twelvemonth of their caller 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 who see bartenders, bellmen, cocktail and nutrient servers, cooks, impermanent room attendants, laundry and room workers, and porters.

Monday’s threatened Culinary Union onslaught is to hap conscionable days earlier Super Bowl LVIII, which will beryllium played astatine Allegiant Stadium successful Las Vegas connected Sunday, February 11.

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