Another strike could be coming to Vegas casinos
Culinary workers at several Las Vegas casinos are preparing to launch a public protest this coming Friday. The move is similar to actions taken by employees at other casinos recently, who were prepared to strike in order to improve their wages. That strike was avoided by a last-minute deal that helped appease the union and its members.
This Friday, members of the Culinary and Bartender Unions are encouraged to picket outside the D Las Vegas casino and the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, both of which employ members of the two unions. The activity is scheduled for The D from 9:30 to 11:00 AM and from 4:30 to 6:00 PM at Westgate.
Per the press release, "The Culinary and Bartenders Unions have proposed new contract language to provide a greater measure of security for members including workplace safety, sexual harassment, subcontracting, technology, and immigration. In addition, the Union’s economic proposal seeks to provide workers a fair share of the employers’ enormous anticipated cash flows and Trump tax windfalls."
The unions indicated that the employment contracts for bartenders, food servers, cooks, cocktail servers and others have expired at 13 casino resorts along the Strip and in Downtown Vegas that have not reached new agreements with the workers. They encourage union members, elected officials and visitors to avoid the casinos until a resolution is found.
The 13 casinos include SLS (including the W Hotel), Tropicana, Westgate, The D, Treasure Island, Binion's, El Cortez, Four Queens, Fremont, Golden Gate, Main Street Station, Golden Nugget and Downtown Grand.