Will history repeat itself? Culinary contract moves closer to deadline
Thousands of union members voted to authorize a strike in Las Vegas on Tuesday.
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
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
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 contract, which covers 50,000 employees at various casinos along the Las Vegas Strip and Downtown Las Vegas, is set to expire June 1.
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The Culinary and Bartenders Unions are currently negotiating a new contract that will provide a greater measure of security for members.