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FEATURED — Las Vegas Culinary and Bartenders Union Votes to Authorize Strike

The Culinary and Bartenders Union said 95% of its workers voted to authorize a strike if contract negotiations with the casino operators go south. As of Wednesday, workers remained on the job. But the strike authorization vote is likely to increase the unions’ leverage in the talks.

Today, Culinary and Bartenders Union members have sent the strongest message possible to the casino industry to settle a fair contract as soon as possible. We have negotiations scheduled next week with MGM Resorts, Caesars Entertainment, and Wynn/Encore Resorts, and it’s up to the three largest employers in Las Vegas to step up and do the right thing,” said Ted Pappageorge, secretary-treasurer for the Culinary Union.

“If these gaming companies don’t come to an agreement, the workers have spoken and we will be ready to do whatever it takes – up to and including a strike,” Pappageorge added. “Workers brought every single one of these companies through the pandemic and into a great recovery, and workers deserve a fair share. Companies are doing extremely well and we are demanding that workers aren’t left behind.”

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