FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, 21, 2016
Bethany Khan ▪ BKhan@culinaryunion226.org ▪ (702) 387-7088
Christine Da Silva ▪ Christine@PoplarPlum.com
UNITE HERE! Unions Reach Agreements with Trump Hotels in Las Vegas and Washington, D.C.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
The Local Joint Executive Board Las Vegas, UNITE HERE Culinary Workers Union Local 226, Bartenders Union Local 165, and the Trump International Hotel Las Vegas are pleased to announce a new first time union contract covering the Trump International Hotel Las Vegas’ Food and Beverage and Housekeeping employees from January 1, 2017 through May 31, 2021. This four-year contract will provide the employees with annual wage increases, a pension, family health care, and job security.
This agreement is the result of tremendous efforts of the parties’ leadership teams. Both the Culinary Union and the Trump International Hotel Las Vegas extend their congratulations to each other and each look forward to a mutually productive and peaceful labor-management partnership.
UNITE HERE Local 25 and Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C. also announced today that they have reached an agreement to permit an orderly organizing campaign for employees at the recently-opened Trump International Hotel located at the Old Post Office building on Pennsylvania Avenue.
“The agreement speaks volumes about the hotel’s commitment to its employees and the value they place on their relationship with our organization," said John Boardman, President of UNITE HERE Local 25. “It satisfies the Union's goal to represent and ensure strong working conditions for hospitality workers in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. We look forward to pursuing a mutually productive partnership with Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C."
“UNITE HERE Local 25 is an important partner in Washington, D.C.," said Eric Danziger, CEO of Trump Hotels "We share mutual goals with the Union, as we both desire to ensure outstanding jobs for the employees, while also enabling the hotel to operate successfully in a competitive environment, and to establish a reputation as one of the finest hotels in the world."
Culinary Workers Local 226 and Bartenders Local 165, Nevada affiliates of UNITE HERE, represent over 57,000 workers in Las Vegas and Reno, including at most of casino resorts on the Las Vegas Strip and in Downtown Las Vegas. UNITE HERE Local 25 represents over 6,500 hospitality workers in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. UNITE HERE represents 270,000 hospitality workers in gaming, hotel, and food service industries in North America.
The Trump International Hotel Las Vegas is a sophisticated, 5-star luxury hotel in a 64-story tower situated high above the Las Vegas Strip, steps away from the best of Las Vegas shopping and entertainment.
The Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C. is a world-class luxury hotel with a soaring nine-story atrium and iconic Clock Tower, located in the historic Old Post Office building on Pennsylvania Avenue.
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