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Culinary Union Workers Set Strike Deadline for November 10th

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, November 2, 2023 3:48 pm

LAS VEGAS – Workers in Culinary Local 226, which represents hotel and casino workers in Las Vegas, have announced a strike deadline of Friday, November 10th at 5 a.m. if new contract agreements can’t be reached with three major Las Vegas resort companies: Caesars Entertainment, Wynn Resorts, and MGM Resorts.

The union has been without a contract since mid-September, and workers are seeking a five-year contract that includes higher wages, better healthcare benefits, and improved working conditions.

Union Secretary-Treasurer Ted Pappageorge said that workers are united and determined to get a fair contract. “We’re united and the companies can not function without these workers,” he said. “This is a strike and workers will walk out and they will not be working.”

The strike deadline comes as Las Vegas prepares to host the Formula One Las Vegas Grand Prix from November 16th-18th, which is expected to draw thousands of high-spending visitors.

If the strike goes ahead, it would be the largest hospitality strike in U.S. history, affecting over 35,000 workers.

What does this mean for visitors to Las Vegas?

If the strike does go ahead, it could have a significant impact on visitors to Las Vegas. Hotels, casinos, and restaurants could be closed or operating with reduced staff. This could lead to longer wait times, higher prices, and a less enjoyable experience for visitors.

Visitors who are planning a trip to Las Vegas between November 10th and November 18th should monitor the news for updates on the strike negotiations. They should also have a backup plan in case their hotel, casino, or restaurant is closed.

Credits: 8 News Now

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