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Culinary Union reaches tentative agreement with Treasure Island

Five-year contract covers 1,500 workers
Posted: 11:35 PM, Oct 15, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-16 17:59:59Z

Treasure Island has reached a tentative agreement with hundreds of workers.  The Culinary Workers Union made the announcement late Monday evening and said ratification of the agreement would come soon. 

The Culinary Union is calling this latest tentative agreement with Treasure Island one of the strongest economic packages its ever negotiated. The union sent out a tweet that said:

"It has the highest wage increase, healthcare and pension benefits for workers. The contract includes groundbreaking language on worker security regarding sexual harassment, workload, technology and immigration."

Earlier this year , 13 Action News spoke to union members who were asking casino groups to do more 
to keep workers safe, including looking into panic buttons that would allow workers to immediately contact security if they are in a threatening situation and demanding stronger language condemning sexual harassment. 

"The companies know that people need to be more safe," said Geoconda Arguello-Kline back in January. "I think everyone is aware of what happened in the city and what's happening in the country right now."

The Treasure Island contract covers 1,500 workers and is the last Las Vegas Strip property the union has reached a deal with after workers authorized a strike in June . A union spokesperson says negotiations continue for two casinos and 600 workers.