UPDATE: Las Vegas Culinary Union contract expires at midnight tonight, union approves strike

UPDATE 5-31-18:

The contact that covers 50,000 employees serving 34 Las Vegas Strip Casinos and downtown locations expires at midnight, June 1.

Union leadership says they are planning to strike to certain demands are not met, including livable wages, improved benefits package and job security.

Contact 13 reached out to each of the 34 properties affected by a potential strike.

MGM Resorts International released this statement:

We are confident that we can resolve the outstanding contract issues and come to an agreement that works for all sides. – MGM Resorts International

Caesars Entertainment released this statement:

“Caesars Entertainment continues to meet with the Culinary Union to finalize a new 5-year contract. We are confident that we will achieve a tentative agreement without a work stoppage.”
 
Richard Broome, EVP of Communications and Government Relations

ORIGINAL STORY:

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.

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.

RELATED: A look at Culinary history and how a strike could affect Las Vegas 

The Culinary and Bartenders Unions are currently negotiating a new contract that will provide a greater measure of security for members.

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