Las Vegas Hospitality Staff, Drivers Cancel Strikes Prior to Super Bowl

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Posted on: February 5, 2024, 09:06h. 

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Two planned Las Vegas strikes were averted acknowledgment to successful last-minute negotiations. Both threatened to effect nan galore visitors attending Sunday’s Super Bowl LVIII.

Ted Pappageorge, Secretary-Treasurer of nan Culinary UnionTed Pappageorge, secretary-treasurer of nan Culinary Union, pictured above. The national has called disconnected its planned strike. (Image: Nevada Independent/Jeff Scheid)

Over nan weekend, nan Culinary Union dropped its threatened Monday greeting walkout by casino workers. That’s aft national representatives agreed to a five-year tentative statement pinch Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino connected Sunday night. Almost 200 rank-and-file hospitality workers still person to ratify nan deal.

Golden Nugget Las Vegas Hotel & Casino besides reached a tentative statement pinch nan Culinary Union this weekend.

Union negotiations will proceed pinch Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, nan past section spot without a statement for its hospitality workers.

“As negotiations proceed to progress, nan Culinary and Bartenders Unions person decided to springiness Virgin Hotel Las Vegas much clip and we expect a solution connected a caller statement successful nan coming weeks,” Culinary Union Secretary-Treasurer Ted Pappageorge said successful a play statement.

Historic Deals

Over caller months, nan Culinary Union reached “historic” agreements pinch aggregate different Las Vegas properties and casino companies.

These were reliable negotiations, and it took complete 2 years of preparation, 10 months of negotiations, tons of difficult work, committee meetings, sleepless nights, and worker-led organizing,” Pappageorge recalled successful nan statement.

Last week, 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 besides reached tentative five-year contracts. That came soon aft past year’s woody that averted a November Culinary Union onslaught against Caesars Entertainment, MGM Resorts International, and Wynn Resorts conscionable days earlier nan Formula One Las Vegas Grand Prix race.

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

Recent settlements pinch different properties are believed to person akin stipulations. Other worker wins see regular housekeeping, protections from automation, and improved safety.

The Culinary Workers Union Local 226 and nan Bartenders Union Local 165 person immoderate 60K members. They see bartenders, bellmen, cocktail and nutrient servers, cooks, impermanent room attendants, laundry and room workers, and porters.

Transit Contract

Local autobus drivers and autobus mechanics besides threatened to spell retired connected onslaught earlier nan Super Bowl.

Transdev, which operates nan nationalist autobus work for nan Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Southern Nevada, and nan Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1637, person been negotiating for months to scope an agreement. The caller tentative woody still needs nan support of immoderate 1,200 rank-and-file national members.

If RTC drivers had gone done pinch nan strike, it could person led to chaos for galore of nan 330K visitors expected for nan large game.

The Super Bowl will beryllium played Sunday astatine Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium. Numerous related events will return spot this week.

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