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Hospitality Workers’ Strike Averted at Las Vegas C.C.

After working without a contract since September 1 and authorizing a strike on December 8, members of Culinary Local 226 and Bartenders Local 165 in Las Vegas came within just six hours of walking off the job at the Las Vegas Convention Center before securing a new contract with foodservice supplier Sodexo on March 10.


According to an article in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, “this new contract...sets clear goals regarding worker retention, job training, advance notice of technology implementation and automation, and a severance package,” said Ted Pappageorge, secretary-treasurer of the culinary union. Paul Pettas, a spokesperson for Sodexo, added that the deal ensures wage increases for non-gratuity foodservice workers, who were making between $16 to $19 per hour under the previous contract, in addition to expanded health benefits and better access to pensions. “This deal will ensure increased economic vitality for the individuals who have careers with us at the Las Vegas Convention Center,” Pettas noted.

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