The Culinary Union authorizes a citywide strike following a vote Tuesday night. According to the Culinary Union, 25,000 members voted and 99% of the members voted yes to strike.
BREAKING: Culinary & Bartenders Unions have voted to authorize a citywide strike. 25,000 union members participated in 2 vote session throughout the day and 99% voted yes. 50,000 workers eligible for a strike after June 1st. https://t.co/AOXyUBz1nu #OurFutureIsNow pic.twitter.com/KMl6yt6ZvT
— The Culinary Union (@Culinary226) May 23, 2018
The contract, which covers 50,000 employees at various casinos along the Las Vegas Strip and Downtown Las Vegas, is set to expire June 1.
The Culinary and Bartenders Unions are currently negotiating a new contract that will provide a greater measure of security for members.