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Las Vegas culinary union approves strike

Posted at 10:14 PM, May 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-23 08:28:40-04

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.

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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.