Culinary Union in Las Vegas sets new strike deadline

January 9, 2024
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Negotiations have until February 2 2024 to be finalized.

The Culinary and Bartenders Unions in Las Vegas has set a strike deadline for 7,700 hospitality workers, with negotiations ongoing with 21 casino resorts. 

The strike’s deadline is Friday February 2 2024 at 5:00am Pacific time, but a strike may be called sooner for individual properties if negotiations break down before the deadline date. 

A strike was avoided with some of the biggest casinos in Las Vegas in November. However, this new proposal affects other properties within the gaming hub.

In recent months, members of the Culinary and Bartenders Unions voted to authorize a citywide strike after hospitality workers cast their votes. Contracts for remaining unsettled properties expired on June 1 2023 and all contract extensions were terminated.

The no-strike provisions in the collective bargaining agreement are no longer in effect, which allows workers to go on strike anytime. 

Supplies and materials are being prepared by the Union for the strike with picket lines around casino resorts on the Las Vegas Strip and in Downtown Las Vegas, if a fair contract cannot be agreed. 

A strike could happen at any time between now and the deadline so the Culinary Union has contacted locals, customers, investors, etc. about the impending strike, while there will be workers picketing before and after shifts, ahead of the deadline. 

Secretary-Treasurer for the Culinary Union, Ted Pappageorge, said: “We’ve been working hard since last year to win historic contracts with Big 3 and several independent casinos, but we aren’t done yet. It’s time for 7,700 workers employed at 21 properties to get a fair contract and have security for themselves and their families. Corporations are making record profits and workers deserve to have record contracts.  

“Workers at the Strip Independents and Downtown deserve the same wage increases, benefit protections, safety and technology language, and reductions in workloads as the rest of the Strip and they are organized and ready to fight for it.” 

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