For Immediate Release
May 19, 2014
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Las Vegas Casino Workers Preparing To Strike
Two thousand casino workers in Las Vegas, members of Culinary Workers Union Local 226 and Bartenders Local 165, are preparing to go on strike at nine casinos along the world-famous Fremont Street Experience. Their contracts expired almost a year ago on June 1, 2013. The nine casinos at risk of a strike are The D, Four Queens, Fremont, Main Street Station, El Cortez , Binion’s, Golden Gate, The Plaza, and Las Vegas Club.
The workers picketed last month and a majority have signed up for strike benefits and picket line shifts.
In March, union members voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike against these casinos in downtown Las Vegas. Over 99% voted in favor. The union can now call for a strike at any time against these properties until they have new contracts.
The union ratified a new 5-year contract with the Golden Nugget in Downtown Las Vegas on April 30, ending the possibility of a labor dispute at that property. The Golden Nugget settlement had followed ratifications of new contracts with all union properties on the Strip whose contracts had expired last June.
The union recommends that meeting planners and tourists check www.VegasTravelAlert.org for the latest updates before making any travel plans involving The D, Four Queens, and the other downtown Las Vegas casinos at risk of a strike.